With over 20 years experience in international schools, I offer training and practical strategies to primary school teachers, counselors, parents, and students to support the foundations of social and emotional well-being: communication skills, emotional regulation, child protection, and community building.Here's How …
You have implemented so many programs and give so much support to our students, staff and parents alike, as well as developing relationships in our community, and offering helpful resources that make a difference. Your lessons on child protection for our students are exceptional and you’ve made potentially difficult discussions easy and enjoyable for our kids.~ Teacher at BIS
Schools have had to adjust priorities over the past few years and the gaps in communication skills, emotional regulation, child protection practices and a sense of community have never been more noticeable.
As your school is looking ahead towards recovery and growth, find out what responsive and practical support looks like!
Effective communication skills are of paramount importance for students’ academic and social-emotional well-being.
Emotional regulation has never been as critical in this climate of noticeable increases in anxiety, depression and alienation from others.
A strong school community is the foundation for how students learn and flourish as they continue to grow.
You are amazing at making time for everyone, students and staff alike, using your time effectively, being open-minded, and being a leader in the school by nature of all the practices you put in place: Child protection, safe touch, workshops for parents, and working with administrators to see how you can better support our community. You are always approachable and positive, and have students’ well-being at the core of all you do.~ Administrator at Bonn International School
I’ve been in international education for nearly 20 years. The entirety of those years has been within IB schools in Europe, Asia and Africa.
Before becoming a counselor, I was a primary classroom teacher for well over a decade, and PYP coordinator. My counseling practice has been informed by my experience as a teacher and I bring a well-rounded perspective to all my work, as someone who has worked in many countries and in varied capacities.
I’m able to offer consistent and practical assistance to primary school staff, students, and families so that all constituents feel confident in their skills, and encouraged to support students more effectively. Through the training and guidance I provide international schools, children can flourish social-emotionally and academically.
As a father, I've been incredibly fortunate to have Kelli as my children's counselor. As a direct result of the work I know is happening with Kelli in the primary school, I see clear evidence at home that my kids are being equipped with the language, skills, and knowledge to lead healthy and safe lives.~ Parent at BIS