Caring for Your Greatest Asset: Your Staff's Mental Well-Being
Friday, October 27, 2023, at 2:30 pm ET
Presented by Brandy Samuell, M. Ed. and Dr. Brigid Bright
Your team’s mental well-being is paramount in today’s fast-paced and ever-changing educational landscape.
Join Brandy Samuell, renowned mental health expert, and Dr. Brigid Bright from the Council of Administrators of Special Education for practical strategies to support staff well-being and foster resilience.
You’ll gain valuable insights on creating a mentally healthy work environment for your teachers & staff. This opportunity will empower your organization and chart a path toward a brighter, more productive future. Register now to ensure your team’s health & wellness!
About the Presenters
Brandy Samuell, M. Ed. is a dedicated educator with over 32 years of experience. She has been involved in all facets of public education from classroom teacher to assistant superintendent. Brandy’s knowledge base spans general education, special education, mental health support, and school turnaround. She has experience working in charter, rural, suburban, urban, and virtual school settings. Brandy currently serves as the Director of Mental Health and Related Services at eLuma.
Brandy earned a Bachelor of Business Administration, Marketing, degree from Texas Tech University in 1989, and a Master of Education, School Counseling, degree from Texas Christian University in 2002. She has completed Post-Master’s work in Educational Diagnostics and Educational Leadership from the University of the Southwest. In addition, Brandy is certified in Critical Incident Stress Management; she has managed multiple school-related crises as well as provided crisis management and crisis response training for school staff and community-based first responders.
While Brandy has a broad scope of knowledge and interests, the majority of her career has been dedicated to supporting the emotional and behavioral needs of students as well as managing, coaching, and developing staff. In her spare time, Brandy enjoys being outdoors, spending time with her animals, and working in her yard.
Dr. Brigid Bright served as the Director of Special Education in Harrison, Arkansas, and as a Due Process Data Specialist. She has been an active member of the CASE Policy and Legislative Committee for the last five years and the Special Education Legislative Summit Planning Committee for the last four years. Dr. Bright has also served in state CASE leadership in Arkansas (AASEA) and has been a long-time active CASE member.
Dr. Bright earned her B.S. in Elementary and Special Education at Henderson State University, her Master of Science Special Education Instructional Specialist at the University of Central Arkansas, and her Doctor of Educational Administration at Lindenwood University.
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