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About Your Instructor – Cindy Jones

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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Cindy Jones is an enthusiastic and engaging presenter who has extensive experience as a teacher of special needs and general education students, a principal of a school for students with behavior and emotional challenges, an at-risk consultant, and behavior specialist. In addition, she is an energetic and passionate national presenter specializing in instructional and behavior strategies and creative approaches for developing Growth Mindsets that increase students' grit, motivation and resiliency.

She has worked with dozens of schools and at-risk populations to help increase individual, class and school-wide achievement and motivation. She is the author of Developing a Positive GROWTH MINDSET: Practical Strategies to Increase Student Grit, Motivation and Resilience, the comprehensive resource handbook you will receive at the two-day institute.

Because of her extensive background, she is able to offer dozens of practical and effective strategies that have worked for her and countless school systems. Her lively, practical presentations feature cutting-edge, research-based information, engaging activities and effective strategies that will work for you and your school or district team.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

"This was the most beneficial institute I have attended in years! There are so many 'take aways' I will leave with today. Thank you for the thorough presentation."
– Laura Ballance, 2nd Grade Teacher

"Such a refreshing institute. I was engaged the entire time – I didn't want the day to end! Thank you, Cindy, for the energy you brought. I look forward to future institutes!"
– Angela Barta, Teacher

"This institute was very beneficial, providing practical ideas to take to my classroom and make an immediate impact. Cindy is a very talented presenter, demonstrating her knowledge and experience through her presentation."
– Tobin Phillips, Teacher

"Outstanding! Informative! Inspiring! I loved all the wonderful ideas. Thank you, Cindy!"
– Nanci Peita, Teacher

"What a wonderful, informative, organized, and fun institute. I learned so much and now have skills of my own to take back to my school and classroom to share and apply!"
– Dana Brennan, Master Program Intern

"Very engaging! Extremely valuable content and very practical strategies I can use in my classroom immediately."
– Kimberly Harrington, 5th Grade Teacher

"Great practical strategies. I can't wait to share them with the staff at school!"
– Carole Hoesterey, Resource Specialist=

"Cindy has a positive and motivating way of presenting information. I can't wait to get back to school and try the techniques!"
– Kristy Forbes, Special Education Teacher

"I thoroughly enjoyed this institute! I am so happy Cindy shared practical strategies we can use with our students. I now have more tools in my toolbox to use."
– Suzanne Kettel, Paraeducator