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The Wisconsin Center for Resilient Schools Prepares for January Launch

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

The Wisconsin Center for Resilient Schools (WCRS), a new coaching and technical assistance center for full-scale implementation of trauma-sensitive social and emotional learning and school-based mental health systems, is fully staffed and ready to begin preparations for supporting schools and districts. Beginning in January 2021, school and district teams will be able to access coaching services.

The WCRS is a new program funded through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Program Division B, Title VIII, of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and is a collaboration between the Department of Public Instruction and the Wisconsin Safe and Healthy Schools Center.

One statewide project coordinator and eight regional coaches will support school and district teams to move their efforts from planning to implementation. The WCRS brings a wealth of experience in rural, suburban, and urban settings. They bring experience as administrators, community mental health providers, teachers, and school counselors. Coaches and school teams will be matched based on their unique needs and settings. Virtual coaching services will be provided throughout the state.

For more information about the services and when they will be available, visit the Wisconsin Center for Resilient schools website.

We are pleased to announce the WCRS staff:

Future Cain Statewide Project Coordinator 608-851-2422
Wendy Ellis Regional Coach 608-851-2425
Anne Fimreite Regional Coach 608-851-2426
Jodi Hubbard Regional Coach 608-851-2427
Brian Incitti Regional Coach 608-851-2428
Rachel Pufall Regional Coach 608-851-2439
Katharine Reid Regional Coach 608-851-2429
Stacey Starke Regional Coach 608-851-2430
Amy Tranel Regional Coach 608-851-2433

Subscriber Submission: Director of the Wisconsin Safe & Healthy Schools Center, Tracy Herlitzke; and DPI Social and Emotional Learning, Mental Health Grant, and Youth Mental Health First Aid Consultant, Beth Herman