"Thank you so much for working with us this year. It has honestly been the best staff development I have ever had, and I learned so much about myself and how to be more aware of how others may perceive me. INVALUABLE! Meeting once a month helped keep the momentum going. Thank you!"
“Before I started this work I had decided to leave teaching at the end of the school year.  It was too stressful.  That was 10 years ago."
"Catalyst was one of the best staff development courses I have ever taken. The time just flew by with one good idea after another. I was anxious to come back for the second session. I learned techniques that I could use right away and every day in my job as a TAP mentor. Jacki and Nancy were dynamite, happy to be there and anxious to share their knowledge with us!!!"
"As I reflect about our class this week, the word that comes to mind is transformational."

Increased instructional time

Decreased referrals and suspension

Higher Educator Efficacy

Press Appearances:

June 2019: “WDC, Pillager celebrated for creating positive school climate

September 2018: “Teachers use nonverbal cues for behavior modification

April 2018: “Managing Class Conduct Nonverbally

January 2018: “Evergreen Park teaches world cultures, how to be calm

June 2016: “More Schools in Central Minnesota are Implementing the ENVoY Program in their Classroom

May 2016: School district says equity efforts ‘aligning’

February 2016: WDC Elementary utilizing ENVoY strategies to improve learning

September 2015: “NJPA announces WDC Elementary as an ENVoY demonstration site

September 2015: “NJPA announces Wadena-Deer Creek Elementary as an ENVoY demonstration site — WDC Public Schools

November 2014: “ENVoY improves classroom management in Dist. 11

May 2014: “High-poverty Columbia Heights charter school beats the odds to achieve academic excellence”

May 2014: “At Elizabeth Hall school in Minneapolis, veteran teachers make a difference”

February 2013: “Behavior Management Program Focused on Nonverbal Cues Fosters Calmer Environment in AH Schools”

February 2013: “‘Walk and Talk’ – Student behavior improving at Robbinsdale Middle School”

January 2013: “Nonverbal Communication Skills for Teachers”

April 2007: “Teachers Open Doors to Students and One Another”

October 2006: “Augsburg’s Jacki Brickman Receives The Milken National Educator Award”

2006: “Milken Educator Jacquylynn M. Brickman”

January 2004: “Teachers learn new approach to discipline”