I am the Academic Manager of the Clifton Strengths School. Alongside some of Gallup’s educational leaders, I get the privilege to build a virtual campus where educators of all kinds can get expertise in strengths based education. I help create a meaningful and impactful experience for our students to integrate strengths based development strategies within their campuses and communities. As a strengths performance coach, I work with our students to help them identify and implement not only their own strengths but also to see and maximize the talent of their peers and students. Education is mission driven and the CSS experience provides people the tools to mass individualize inside and outside the classroom to make each student or child feel validated and unique. I attended Duke University for my undergraduate degree and attended University of Pennsylvania to receive my Masters of Applied Positive Psychology.
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About me: I am the Director for an intensive academic support program for students with disabilities attending college. I also teach a "Guidance" class each semester. I learned about SQ in October 2008 and have been dedicated to "spreading the word" ever since. I have incorporated SQ into my course curriculum and have had numerous staff/faculty professional development seminars to teach others about SQ. I went to Omaha last summer for the "Educator" training and will take "Advocate" training on line starting in April. The good news is: my sessions are extremely successful and I have many, many requests for more. The bad news, my sessions are extremely succesful and I have many, many request for more. I'm tring to figure all this out - and still find time for my "real" job. - Dr. Joan Bergstrom Intellection, Ideation, Context, Learner, Responsibility