My dad taught for 38 years. He would always joke, “Summer break, Christmas break, and spring break are the three best reasons to become a teacher.” 😉
I hope you’re enjoying your summer break. It’s a great time to relax, refocus, and recharge.
TEEN TRUTH has continued to power through the summer, reaching audiences at conferences, training the entire Lifetouch sales force, and even working with school based audiences over the break.
Since our growth has continued, I wanted to take the time to introduce you to the new team members that you will hear from this school year.
Caleb Campbell will be joining our speaking team. He, along with Jared Scott and myself, will empower student voice through our school assemblies, leadership summits, and SEL curriculum. Caleb is a fabulous speaker whose story involves walking away from a promising career in the NFL, serving our country through his work with the US Army, and ultimately, learning that in order to live his truth, he had take off his mask and find his voice. You won’t want to miss his TEEN TRUTH school assembly program, it is unlike any other.
New School Counselor
Penny Knight has joined our team as this year’s TEEN TRUTH school counselor. She has enjoyed 14 years in education, and has been a certified school counselor for the past 6! Her monthly blogs and lesson plans will tackle social-emotional issues on campus and bridge the gap between student voice and school culture. She’s a huge fan of TEEN TRUTH and RISING UP, and will help us explain the ways we can benefit your school culture.
New Instructional Coach
I knew from that moment that I met Sarah Hayden on the road that I had to hire her. She comes to TEEN TRUTH with 14 years of teaching experience, and 7 years serving as an instructional coach at the Gresham-Barlow School District. She will be the perfect addition to our team, offering monthly advice on how to motivate, inspire, and lead your teaching staff throughout the school year. To gain insight from her right now, CLICK HERE to watch a short video on 3 great ways to motivate and inspire teachers.
Lastly, the company has grown so much, that I finally had to admit I needed help. I’m thrilled to announce that Josh Shipp and his team at Top Youth Speakers has signed on to help with our sales, marketing, and logistical efforts. We are honored to be on this team, and know you’ll love this new service offering. It will give us a full support team to meet all of your school culture related needs, quickly and professionally!
Of course, Callie, Mackenzie, Stephen, Ryan, Shane, Jared, and I are still working to grow our reach and extend our movement to as many schools that can host us.
We can’t wait to work with your students and your team this school year. If you want to build school culture, please contact our office today. Fall dates are booking fast!
JC Pohl, LMFT-A
President & CEO, TEEN TRUTH