Empathy can be nurtured and cultivated. Are we losing empathy? Can bringing more empathy into our schools
Empathy can be nurtured and cultivated. Are we losing empathy? Can bringing more empathy into our schools decrease bullying? Might it have other benefits? What impact can empathy have on bullying and culture shifts and what other benefits might emerge from increasing empathy?
Please join No Bully and our panel of experts to discuss empathy and how to build and cultivate it in our schools.
Meet Our Panel
Janelle Manes | Principal, Risley International Academy of Innovation (6-8), Pueblo CO
Janelle Manes is a first year Principal at Risley International Academy of Innovation, a Middle School in Pueblo, Colorado. The past two years, she was an Assistant Principal at Roncalli STEM Academy, also a Middle School in Pueblo and prior to that she was an RtI (Response to Intervention) coach and PE teacher. Janelle started off with No Bully as a Solution Coach then moved into the role of Coordinator. She has handled bullying incidents as a classroom teacher, RtI Coach, Solution Team Leader, No Bully Coordinator, Assistant Principal, and now Principal. Janelle is in her 4th year working with No Bully.
Sindy Giard | Principal, Anthony Carnevale Elementary School, Providence RI
Sindy C Giard is the proud principal of Anthony Carnevale Elementary School located in Providence, Rhode Island. Sindy has been an educator for 22 years in the Providence District working with middle schoolers and now at elementary level. Sindy began her career as a Spanish teacher at a Providence middle school then became the assistant principal 3 years ago and in October, 2019, became the principal of as Sindy says, “my amazing school, Anthony Carnevale”. Sindy states, “ I have been very lucky to work with the No Bully Program. This program started in my school two years ago and it has been a success for our students. We have established protocols and procedures to ensure everyone in the building take advantage of this program. The Social Groups work is amazing and our students have done a great job when they are involved in the process. Our No Bully Leadership Team and the Social Coaches have been an integral piece of this program”.
Mary Jo Mansolillo | School Social Worker, Potter Burns School, Pawtucket RI
Mary Jo Mansolillo, LICSW is a Licensed Social Worker in Rhode Island with her Masters’ Degree in Social Work from Boston University (1995). She has worked in public schools for over 20 years, and became a No Bully Solution Coach® 5 years ago. She has been using the program successfully with elementary school students since then.
Donald Carter | No Bully Trainer and OUSD Restorative Justice Expert, Oakland CA
Donald Carter is a No Bully Trainer and expert in Restorative Justice practices. Prior to joining No Bully, Donald spent over 12 years in Oakland Unified School District as a teacher, principal, instructional leadership team member and as the Restorative Justice Coordinator for the district. As a No Bully Trainer, Donald has depth of knowledge and experience working in urban as well as suburban schools with school administrators, teachers, students and parents.
Melissa Schulz | No Bully Trainer and expert in bully prevention, discrimination prevention, and unconscious bias, Rhinebeck NY
Melissa Schulz is a results-oriented leadership and development trainer and certified executive coach with over 25 years of experience in managing, coaching, mentoring, training, and presenting. In addition to training and coaching for No Bully, Melissa leads trainings on creating inclusive work cultures, emotional intelligence, and a variety of other leadership topics for many organizations.
Chace Baptista | School Culture Coordinator, Gilbert Stuart Middle School, Providence RI
Chace Baptista is an Equity and Culture Coordinator at Gilbert Stuart Middle in Providence Rhode Island. Chace is the No Bully Solution Coach, and a licensed Restorative Practices practitioner. Chace is the founder of Young Voices a non-profit agency that empowers young people to create political change through utilizing youth action research.
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