Meet Jenna

Jenna Lichter, PhD

Dr. Jenna Lichter is a life-long educator who has taught at the middle school, high school, and post-secondary level.  She joins ATN with significant expertise in educational assessment and higher education leadership, nonprofit organizations and youth at risk.  She has a wide range of teaching experiences, including high schools, middle schools, a state youth correctional […]

Meet Sandra Lake

Sandra Lake, Board Member

Sandra Lake is the K-5 STEAM & Technology Coach for Brumby Elementary in the Cobb County, GA School District.  She has spent nearly two decades as an educator, coaching and working with teachers and k-5 students.  She is also the vice president of the Brumby Elementary School Foundation, where she works closely with the community […]

Teachers Are Heroes

#ThankATeacher: Help ATN thank teachers for all the hard work they do.

Teachers are Heroes Being a teacher is more challenging than ever before. Teachers have long been the adults who care for, protect and inspire the next generation. This year, they’re laying their lives on the line and innovating like never before. In short…teachers are heroes. The impact a teacher can make is more important than […]

Home School in a Stay-Home World

Blog Manager’s Note: Today’s post is about this strange new world in which we all find ourselves learning how to home school. If you’re like me, the possibility had never even crossed your mind in the days and years leading up to COVID-19! As part of our series on coping with the pandemic, ATN Trauma […]

Akin, Trauma, and Mindfulness in School

Mindfulness in School

A Mindfulness room gone wrong About a month ago, I read Emma Donoghue’s novel, Akin, the story of an unlikely duo, both touched by childhood trauma: an 11-year-old boy named Michael and his great-uncle, Noah. Michael’s father–Noah’s nephew–died of an overdose, while his mother is imprisoned for a drug-related offense. Overnight, Noah finds himself the […]

Trauma-Informed Educators: Julie’s Reading List

books for trauma-informed educators

As teachers and students head back to school, a flurry of inquiries has come into ATN about the “best” materials to help our schools create more trauma-informed educators. The Trauma-Sensitive School movement is still young, so in previous years I had a hard time answering that question, as no one had yet written most of […]

Meet Charlene Winley

Dr. Charlene Winley, Board Member

Dr. Charlene Winley is a speaker, author, CEO and founder of ReScripted Life Coaching.  Through her own experiences of sexual and mental abuse, homelessness, divorce and grief, she is passionate about helping others learn to live their lives authentically. Charlene has a Masters in Human Development, Cognition and Learning from Columbia University, with a concentration […]