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WEBINAR: Relationships: For School Support Staff

Learn about the science behind the human relationship—and the power of positive developmental relationships as the “active ingredient” in any learning environment; they boost oxytocin and activate the learning centers of the brain. Participants will learn both the “why’” and “how” of practical strategies for strengthening and maintaining relationships, both in the classroom and in distance learning settings. 


Register for the Support Staff Strand



Dawn Foreman
Partnership Director, Turnaround for Children

Dawn Foreman currently serves Turnaround for Children as a Partnership Director in Washington, DC. She joined Turnaround in 2017 as a Program Director. In her current role, she builds the knowledge and capacity of public-school leaders to support Turnaround systems and structures in their schools, including Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports that promote positive climate and responsiveness to students’ needs through trauma-informed approaches and strategies. She provides monthly professional development for school leaders and on-site support for partner schools in coordination with district and schoolwide goals.

Prior to joining Turnaround, Dawn held a variety of positions within the K-12 system: she has taught grades pre-K -6, been a performance evaluation program specialist and an assistant principal. Most recently, Dawn was an elementary school principal in Alexandria City Public Schools, then with District of Columbia Public Schools.

Dawn holds an M.Ed. in educational leadership and special education leadership certification from George Mason University and a B.S. in early childhood and elementary education from Bloomsburg University. Dawn is a national principal fellow with America Achieves.


*You will be eligible to receive a professional development certificate after attending all sequential sessions, with the same group. To qualify for full certification, you must email all four partial certificates to [email protected].   

At the conclusion of each webinar, you will be able to download a partial certificate that verifies you have completed the webinar. You must actively watch each webinar for at least 100 minutes and answer at least 2 poll questions to qualify. Check with your school district in advance to ensure that the PD credit is accepted.