2022 EE Leaders' Summit - La Mirada, CA

Biola University, La Mirada, CA   Visit Website
Friday, September 30, 2022 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   iCalendar Pacific Standard Time

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Early Education - Cultivating Resilience Leaders' Summit: Strength-Based Leadership 

God has designed and hardwired us for connection and community. The last two and a half years have been long, difficult and isolating. Now more than ever, educators need to have a supportive community where we feel seen, known and to belong in order to flourish in the 2022-2023 school year. Our day of professional learning day will include strategies on how to build connections on your teams to form deeper, stronger relationships that point us to Jesus and help us live out our God-given purpose. Unity and love for each other is how the world will know and believe the message of Jesus (Jn 13:35). In Christ, as God’s people, we are the way our students, families, and community will know the reality of who Jesus is.

Lunch buffet is included with registration.

Biola University   Visit Website

13800 Biola Ave
La Mirada, CA 90639-0002, US

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Speakers: Joy Roberts and Julie Widman, Friendzy Co.

Joy Roberts, FriendzyJoy Roberts is the co-founder of Friendzy, curriculum designer, speaker, teacher, and social-emotional learning advocate. She believes every student deserves a chance to succeed. At a young age she experienced childhood trauma understanding first hand that our greatest wounds come from people. Yet God has designed and hardwired us for connection and community. This has fueled her entrepreneurial spirit to launch a resource into schools that equips students to navigate the social and emotional challenges they have faced and will encounter. 



Julie Widman, Friendzy

Julie Widman holds a Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Washington. She went on to study Audiology and while in graduate school, Julie found herself drawn to looking at the whole child and the impact a hearing handicap had on their education. A decade ago, Julie began to recognize another disability in children. Coping skills and relational strategies were needed for not only her own children to successfully navigate their feelings and social situations but social emotional competence was often missing in their peers as well.