For many students experiencing homelessness, school is the only place of stability in their life. Like many other support staff, teachers play a crucial role in creating a classroom environment that is safe and supportive for all students, especially those who are highly mobile and have experienced the trauma that often accompanies homelessness. It is therefore critical to provide teachers with comprehensive training and professional development to help them better identify and support the academic success of homeless students. In this webinar, two school of education professors will share their best practice strategies for training both pre-service teachers and those in the field to improve identification practices and supportive services for McKinney-Vento eligible students.
- Patricia Popp, Ph.D. – State Coordinator, Project HOPE-VA; Clinical Associate Professor, William & Mary School of Education
- Lisa Fiore, Ph.D. – Professor/Co-chair, Education, Lesley University; Director, Child Homelessness Initiative, Lesley University