WARSAW — Warsaw Community Schools, in conjunction with the recently adopted strategic plan, will kick off the new school year with guest speaker Dr. Adam Sáenz at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, in the Performing Arts Center.
WCS staff welcome Dr. Sáenz to support the goals of the strategic plan’s four pillars: empathy, inclusivity, adaptability and experience.
Sáenz earned his Ph.D. in School Psychology from Texas A&M University as a United States Department of Education doctoral fellow. He completed his predoctoral clinical training under a fellowship appointment to Harvard Medical School, and he has a post-doctorate in clinical psychology from the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Sáenz also earned a Doctorate of Ministry in Pastoral Counseling from Graduate Theological Foundation with a residence at Christ Church college of Oxford University.
He currently serves as the executive director of the Applied EQ Group, the counseling and assessment clinic he founded in 2003. He consults with school systems, nonprofits, and corporations internationally in the areas of emotional intelligence, self-care, and the dynamics of relationship-based learning. Dr. Sáenz also serves as a consulting psychologist to the Department of Psychiatry at the Texas A&M College of Medicine and the Texas A&M Department of Athletics.
Dr. Sáenz has authored multiple titles, including the best-selling “The Power of a Teacher and Relationships That Work.” His most recent release, “The EQ Intervention,” won the Independent Publisher Association gold medal in psychology. Dr. Sáenz and his wife, Kim, have been married 25 years, and they have four adult children: Alisa, Mya, Isaiah and Andrew.