Testimonials

“I have had the privilege of training with Jessica at special events in the US and Canada, all on the topic of trauma-informed education. She shares her extensive expertise with energy, humility, and humor. She raises the level of the whole group by being well-organized, well-prepared and intuitive, always reading the audience and able to adjust on the fly.”

Steve Graner (Neurosequential Network: NME Project Director)

“Jessica is an outstanding presenter and trainer. She explores the core concepts of brain development and how they impact classroom dynamics. Jessica’s work in education helps us understand how to use a developmentally sensitive and biologically relevant approach to enhance the learning environment while creating realistic outcomes for students and school staff.”

Phyllis Reed (Assistant Director of Health Education - Colorado Department of Education)

“Our team at Aurora Public Schools has had the pleasure of working with Jessica in a variety of capacities. She has provided numerous trainings for our district and always received amazing feedback surrounding her content and engagement. Jessica has also supported several of our schools in the district with classroom management and student behavior intervention planning. The trainings and support Jessica have provided have proven to be an integral part of our district’s Trauma-Informed Education initiative. “

Jessica O'Muireadhaigh (Director of Mental Health and Counseling - Aurora Public Schools)

“Jessica’s trainings have been transformative to our organization. She has created the essential balance between access to techniques and tools our teachers can use immediately and access to material that will take longer to develop. This approach has led to a much deeper buy-in by all members of our staff. Further, her presentation style is disarming while at the same time engaging, interactive and challenging. Her presentations have led us to seek further opportunities to dive even more in to the work.”

Letia Frandina, Ph.D. (Executive Director - Downtown Denver Expeditionary School)

“Jessica has supported North Middle School as the lead facilitator of a developmentally-informed, biologically-respectful approach to working with at-risk children. She is building the capacity of a core team of professionals as well as providing whole-staff professional learning. Jessica is well versed in the NM concepts, her delivery is relevant, engaging and her humor is contagious. Though it can be a complex model, she has tailored it in such a way that educators can make sense of it and apply it to their daily practices.”

Brian Duwe, Ph.D. (Principal - North Middle School)