Kristin and Pete are thrilled to introduce our exceptional associates who we have brought on to help us promote our message across the globe. This phenomenal group of people with a breadth of experience are highly trained in our material and other related topics. They support our goal in developing and sustaining trauma invested environments.
Look up “child advocate” in the dictionary and you’ll find Keith Orchard’s photograph.
From a wide range of positions, Keith has anchored his professional services to supporting the families, organizations, and systems that care for our community’s children. Kristin Souers and Pete Hall, co-authors of Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom (ASCD, 2016), are proud to partner with Keith in providing professional development and consultation support to teachers, education staff, counselors, caregiving organizations, and families across the country. A licensed clinical social worker, Keith serves as the Regional Trainer for Child Welfare in North Idaho. He was formerly an environmental educator in the Peace Corps, wilderness therapy guide, senior clinician at Idaho Youth Ranch, adjunct faculty at Eastern Washington University, clinical supervisor of the Family Advocate Program at the Marine Corps Base in Hawai’i, and a classroom teacher in Redmond Washington. From his passionate keynote addresses and practical workshops to personal coaching and tailored support, Keith’s warm and caring personality shines. Insightful, open, and patient, Keith’s message resonates in a very real, very practical way.
To Anna Rowe, one thing matters most: improving people's lives.
For nearly two decades, Anna has dedicated herself professionally to accomplishing that single goal. With passion, tenacity, and compassion, Anna partners with Kristin Souers and Pete Hall, co-authors of Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom (ASCD, 2016), in providing professional development and consultation support to teachers, education staff, counselors, caregiving organizations, and families across the country. As a former teacher, counselor, social worker, and university trainer, Anna has applied her expertise in childhood trauma to all angles. Approachable, kind,m and focused, she consistently emphasizes the importance of relationship, understanding its value in the schoolhouse, home, and workplace. Early in her teaching career, Anna was committed to letting every student know s/he mattered and was a learner. She transitioned to the field of mental health with a Master’s degree in counseling psychology, working with some of the most vulnerable in our society involved with child welfare. Experiences with adoption, case-working, teaching, and training have deepened her knowledge base regarding ACEs, complex trauma, attachment, school systems, and trauma-informed care.
Wendy has made a career of bringing the heart back to education.
As a teacher, she emphasizes social-emotional learning, relationships, and empathy in order to help her students build strong foundations, sturdy connections, and meaningful learning. And if her selection as Delaware’s 2017 Teacher of the Year is any indication, she’s on to something good. She has partnered with Kristin Souers and Pete Hall, co-authors of Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a TraumaSensitive Classroom (ASCD, 2016) and Relationship, Responsibility, and Regulation: Trauma-invested practices for fostering resilient learners (ASCD, 2018), to provide professional development and consultation support to teachers, education staff, counselors, caregiving organizations, and families across the country. Wendy is a passionate advocate for kids, for innovation, and the human condition. A frequent contributor to blogs, organizations, editorials, and conferences, she shares her wisdom, experiences, and creative approaches for meeting our students’ varied and diverse needs. Currently a 2nd grade teacher in Delaware, Wendy has been honored with the Presidential Award for Excellence Teaching Science (2016), a No Kid Hungry School Breakfast Fellow (2017), and NEA Foundation Global Education Fellow (2018), among others. When she teaches (kids and/or adults), it’s from the heart.