Prepared to help with:

Available services:

On-site Training:


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Trauma Informed Care

Trauma-Informed Care implementation, support, and sustainability is available for services by our #AIMcares team:

  • Lizzy Perez - Director of School Leadership
  • Diana Kenny - Owner and LSSP
  • Bea Fallis - Director of Special Education
  • Dr. Joy Nicewander - LSSP and School Psychologist
  • Jeannette Stinzi - Director of Nursing
Due to our passion and expertise, we find it necessary to go deep into the research to become better informed ourselves about the impact of trauma on our children and adults alike. As a result, #AIMcares team members have received or will receive the following trainings and certifications:
  1. ACE Interface Train the Master Training Program
  2. Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI ® )
  3. Trauma-Informed Care Practitioner Certification

To understand Trauma-Informed Care, we must first understand Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). ACEs included on the ACE Questionnaire are:

The effects can be long lasting

Our team has put their time, energy, passion into the research because we are adamant that if members of our school community and beyond are trained in trauma-informed care, our students will build resiliency, strong relationships, and better health and self-image. Trauma-informed practices have been shown to reduce suspensions and expulsions, and help students feel safe and stay regulated.

These services are for public school districts, public charter schools, and private schools. AIMcares aspires to partner with schools to:

One in two latino kids experiences Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) which is referred to as childhood trauma. Children facing trauma at home face higher referrals for behavioral problems, special education, and diagnosis for ADHD, as well as higher rates of suspension, expulsion and being held back.

Our Goal is to provide assistance in:

AIMcares has been learning and growing from the following non-profit friends and we want to thank them for the partnership in uniting our efforts:

Coaching for School Leaders & Teachers

Complete Service

AIM Coaching is a framework that is flexible in its approachable in its frequency of support for school leaders and teachers. It is not a program we offer, it is a service we provide to our partners in education. It involves meaningful observations and shadowing with in-the-moment coaching. The first day is comprised of observations of the school leader during their typical day-to-day happenings for a half-day. After determining a focus area of growth, the coach and school leader will create a working plan together.

Promoting Positive Energy

Thereafter, the coach will observe and provide in-the-moment coaching based on coaching skills that transformational and effective in systematic change. The areas of focus for growth are communication, awareness, self-awareness, conflict resolution, vulnerability, and collaboration. In between coaching visits, the client (leader) will keep a journal based on self-awareness pieces. The final day will involve an in-depth final report and areas to sustain when moving forward.

6, 12, or 18 School Days – One-on-one, group, face-to-face, or over-the-phone


Leadership Academies

The advantage of our leadership services is that we care about the clients’ needs so much we deliver customizable trainings and services. This means that if there is a training or service you do not see, no sweat. We will design and create specialized workshops and professional development based on your school leader’s specific needs.

What we have found is designing academies such as what you see here is a beneficial way to allow for psychological safety, trust and belonging to take place. In addition, it allows the participants to marinade over the rich content provided throughout the year and utilize the strategies in action. This creates a venue for checking in and checking back to note progress, engagement and movement in the leader.

We pride ourselves in delivering thorough, in-depth research and evidence-based research. Due to our ability to stay attuned to national and state legislation and trends, our academies are state of the art, cutting-edge and thought-provoking.

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Teacher Leader Academy

The goal is to infuse teachers with confidence and a mental model of distributed leadership while at the same time incorporating a vision that defaults to teachers as a partner in decision-making as opposed to the I-am-just-a-teacher mentality.

Expertise in the following:

Our staff utilizes a diagnostic teaching method which means the academy is constantly evolving to fit the needs of the clients as well as the trends in which education is shifting federally, state-wise and locally. All session’s activities are constructed via protocols while teacher leaders are engaged in kinesthetic movement, utilizing their tactile and interpersonal intelligences.

Testimonials:

"There’s something about this group and you drive us to it. No one has a wrong answer and your constant affirmation lets us feel safe with whatever we say. It is an amazing group of people that I would have never met or talked with. I have shared and learned and taken back to my teaching so much. Thank you so much. Love you Lizzy!"

“I always enjoy the awakenings and awareness aspect of all I am learning... Wow this was really eye- opening information about why we think and do things the way we do...Lizzy, YOU GIVE ME LIFE!”

“Thank you, Lizzy Perez for being so inspiring and motivating. I left every meeting feeling stronger than when I went in. Not many people are blessed with your ability to inspire and make people feel perfectly comfortable being imperfect and growing from the risks we take.”

“I realized that we all have strengths from which to lead on our campus, district, state and beyond and to be a risk taker with leadership.”

“Fear often holds me back from taking a stance. I have gained self-esteem in speaking out and taking a stance when things do not seem right.”

“I loved hearing everyone's RTO and how everyone is reflecting and challenging themselves based on their strengths to fill a need or streamline a process.”

100% responses of TLA Cohort said they would recommend this academy to others:

“It's a tremendous growth, self-reflection, and challenge opportunity.”

“Absolutely! It has been a great experience and caused me to not only grow as a teacher, but helped me see a potential area of growth in my profession.”

Sessions

The layout of the academy depends on the needs and requests of the LEA or charter school. The academy can be conducted on six half-days a year, three full-days a year, six full-day Saturdays or three half-day Saturdays; whatever fits the campus or district’s schedule.

The best situation is to have a district cohort (feeder pattern), a campus joins another campus, or a rurals school cohort to get more value of the academy’s worth.

Teacher leaders will receive 40-credit hours (CPEs); 24 hours in professional development sessions and approximately 16 hours getting coached by a district or campus leader and working on their Risk-Taking Opportunity (RTO) that starts at the beginning of the year and goes on throughout the year.

Other resources for supportive guidelines:

FACE-TO-FACE

Limit of 35 teachers, based on the book, Power with Teacher Leaders:Their Roles, Influence, and Impact.

Administrator Leadership Academy

Administrator Leadership Academy is designed to be a hands-on interactive program, which allows participants to form collaborative relationships amongst themselves to further expand and extend learning from a knowledge base of school improvement to a stronger and more conceptual understanding of leadership.

The Academy provides leadership development to selected administrators in building and strengthening their skills through the lens of school improvement and personal growth. We also pay direct attention to any needs surrounding areas like coaching, culture, and non-technical skills.

Program Design

Over twenty (20) hours of Leadership professional development.

WHEN: 5 days throughout the year, Summer workshop, Saturdays are available

HOW: Face-to-face, can be completed with your team or for any leaders interested in attending on their own


Do More Great Work Academy

Let’s be real. Sometimes we all need a boost. We need to stop. Slow down. Refocus. Do More Great Work is a book study based on the work by Michael Bungay Stanier. The work that will take place in this academy is for the personal development of leaders.

Sometimes we keep on with busy work each day of the week. This academy will give leaders an opportunity to slow down and start the work that matters. We spend more than half of our lives at work. To make a valuable impact and have a purpose, we will help you get on the path to be more creative, motivated, and inspired so that it is good for you and those you work for.

Program Design

Throughout the academy, leaders will complete 15 key tools which are conceptual maps to help you determine what really matters to you and what drives the choices and the actions you take. The outcome is for you to have more impact, make more of a difference, and do more great work.

WHEN: 5 days throughout the year, Summer workshop, Saturdays are available

HOW: Face-to-face, can be completed with your team or for any leaders interested in attending on their own


Open Space

We are excited to announce the First Annual Open Space during the school year 2019-2020. Open Space exists to serve as a portal for parents and educators by representing doorways to like-minded authentic communities.

The vision is to create belonging and acceptance between parents and educators. This is no other type of professional development that currently exists for parents and educators in the San Antonio area. The U.S Department of Education’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education found that family engagement was the weakest area of compliance by states in America’s schools.

The well-known 2012 MetLife Survey of the American Teacher indicated that all across the U.S., educators say that family engagement is consistently one of the most challenging aspects of their work. Whereas, we do not believe that Open Space is the end-all, be-all, we do believe it is the start of something quite spectacular. There are many personal, cultural, and structural barriers that affect productive partnerships between teachers/administrators and parents.

We’re here to provide ways in which to erase the barriers and allow for bountiful and fruitful dialogue to happen. When this happens, then all other greatness can occur-like meaningful relationships between parents and educators.

Program Design

WHEN: 6 Monday evenings throughout the year - September, November, December, January, February and April; from 5:30-8:00 PM CST.

HOW: Face-to-face; Title I, Part A funds can be used to pay for

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