WARSAW — Warsaw Community Schools is excited to welcome nationally known speaker Kim Strobel. Strobel will be inspiring WCS educators and staff on Monday, Aug. 12, during the WCS all-employee kickoff to the 2019-202 school year.
The theme for this school year is “Warsaw Wellness,” which focuses on all aspects of wellness and the impact wellness has on classrooms, students and the community.
Strobel will offer a community breakout session for parents and members of the public at the WCHS Performing Arts Center from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12. The subject will be on growth mindset for parents, students, educators and the community. All are invited and encouraged to attend this free public event to kick off the school year.
A licensed ELA teacher for grades K through 12, Strobel has taught in classrooms at all grade levels during her almost 20 years as an education professional. She began her career teaching fourth grade, during which time she served on numerous committees devoted to improving the curriculum and culture of the schools. She next served as a K-12 literacy coordinator, helping to develop a school wide plan to improve literacy achievement and implement new common core literacy standards. Strobel found her next challenge as director of curriculum and instruction for a school district, during which time she developed curriculum in all content areas, collaborated with teachers and administrators to identify instructional needs and served as a liaison with state and local agencies.
Throughout her career, Strobel has been recognized at the state and local level for her achievements and contributions to the education field. In 2010, she was awarded a grant from the Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity Fellowship, which she used to study the practice of meditation and how to use it in the classroom. And most recently, she’s taken her vision of reimagining education to the national stage as a featured keynote speaker at the Innovative Schools Summit in Atlanta, Ga., and the School Discipline Conference in Las Vegas, Nev.
For more information, please contact the WCS central office at (574) 371-5098.