Educator professional development company Most Valuable Professional Development, LLC, has set the goal of impacting 100,000 educators and a million students in the next year. The Creve Coeur, Missouri based professional development company is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of America’s children.
Most Valuable Professional Development’s founder, Dr. Bryan Pearlman, shares his reasons for setting this ambitious goal, “35 million children have experienced at least one traumatic event in their life and one in five students has or will have a serious mental illness. It is so important to get out in the community to help educators and families to be better equipped at helping children to be successful in school and life. We can positively impact an entire generation.”
The company plans to achieve this goal by traveling the country and by providing online webinars for educators. The decision to travel the country and help educators has the support of Dr. Pearlman’s wife, “My wife Lena Pearlman is a mental health therapist in St. Louis. She has seen the needs of children and teens grow exponentially in the past few years in her practice. We have had so many late night conversations about how to best help improve this situation. This idea was definitely a team decision and one that we are both excited about.”
The educational professional development activitieswill cover: trauma, challenging behaviors, differentiation, student achievement, and school improvement.