School Safety

School Crisis Team Development: From Trauma Recovery to Belonging and Healing—Post-Covid Leadership for School Districts

October 28, 2021 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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This webinar is free of charge for all Massachusetts educators.

Speaker: Anna Nolin, Ed.D., Superintendent, Natick Public Schools

Webinar Description
All organizations, employees and teams have been challenged by the pandemic and those in public service have been challenged even more.  From Trauma Recovery to Belonging and Healing:  Post-Covid Leadership for School Districts gives team, district and department leaders the psychological, neurological and cultural tools, practical strategies, and ideas to plan healing and community reunification and healing. 

About the Speaker
Dr. Anna Nolin is Superintendent of Schools for the Natick Public Schools where she has worked n various leadership capacities for the last 17 years. She has worked as a middle level educator in Metrowest for the past 24 years serving as a teacher, drama director, grant writer, curriculum developer and consultant. Beginning with her years as a teacher in inner city NYC schools, Dr. Nolin’s long-standing focus around middle schoolers revolves around community organizing and building community partnerships to support the development of student resilience. She has been a national presenter on the topic of bullying, use of literature to direct students’ social development, is a collaborator with the Humanities and social justice organization Facing History and Ourselves, was a profiled teacher in the book, When the Drama Club is Not Enough: Lessons from the Safe Schools Program for Gay and Lesbian Students and has recently been accepted as a national presenter for the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development’s spring conference in Chicago (ASCD) in the area of school implementation of effective and engaging 1:1 laptop programming. She holds a BA in English and Secondary Education from Middlebury College, a Master’s from Harvard University’s Risk and Prevention Program in Human Development and Psychology, and her doctorate from Boston College where she is conducted research on effective leadership around school-based 1:1 computing programs. She has two children and, like you, is a coach, soccer mom, theater goer, music lover, golfer, and pop culture junkie. She plays the clarinet and loves to farm. You can follow her on Twitter @annapnolin and, coming soon, on her school blog, http:// or her collaborative professional blog Unbounded Leadership at https://

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about participating in the webinar.

While this series is open to all Massachusetts educators, only attendees from districts who belong to MPY may apply for PDPs and/or CEUs.

Slides here.

Membership Information
Most MPY webinars are available to ONLY current staff from member districts and organizations. Public school memberships include police and fire personnel. Former and retired employees and members of committees, including but not limited to, PTO/PTA, PAC, School Improvement Councils, Health Councils, Drug/Alcohol Councils, and school volunteers, are not considered MPY members.

PDPs and CEUs
MPY is an approved Professional Development Provider through the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (F20180079 provider number). Professional Development Points (PDPs) are offered for all MPY professional development webinars. PDPs are issued for a minimum of 10 hours of training.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for clinical staff from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association, Inc. (MaMHCA). The NASW and the MaMHCA approves each event. Event participants may request CEUs by filling out the request form above. 

Requests for PDPs and CEUs must be submitted within 8 days of the webinar. PDPs and CEUs will only be issued to participants who have attended the webinar(s) and submitted the appropriate paperwork within 8 days of the webinar, with accurate accountability codes. 

PDP and CEU certificates will be emailed to attendees at the end of the school year.

Event Cancellation Policy
If you are unable to attend any MPY event after registering, you must cancel online at least 72 hours prior to event. For assistance email

Anna Nolin, Ed.D.

Anna Nolin, Ed.D.

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