Enhancing student well-being with Microsoft Education Solutions







Enhancing student well-being with Microsoft Education Solutions



Performed by Kevin Hogan, School News, Editor-in-Chief

Wellness directly affects students’ motivation, engagement and learning and has a long-term effect. Skills such as self-awareness and self-management are also important for effective collaboration and learning. Supporting the overall student and academic well-being creates a foundation for a just learning environment.

In the second part of this webinar series, participants will learn how to:

  • Develop and enable more inclusively designed classrooms
  • Use actionable insights to prioritize student well-being
  • Provide each student with the tools and support they need

Meet your speakers

Tammy Brecht Dunbar, M.Ed., STEM
Teacher of Lincoln Elementary at Manteca Unified, Professor of Educational Technology at Teachers College, San Joaquin.

A 2018-2019 Global Classroom Fellow for Fulbright Teachers and the keynote speaker at the NCCE 2020 Concluding Speech, Danbar was the 2016 California Women of the Year, Assembly District 12, and the 2021 ISTE Interactive Video Conferencing Network for Classroom Educator # 8 . She is a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and Global Learning Mentor, National Geographic Certified Educator and MinecraftEDU Certified Global Mentor. She won the 2010 E-Instruction $ 75,000 Classroom Makeover Video Contest, wrote a successful Enhancing Education in 2008 through a federal grant for technology for the Manteca Unified School District, and was named Teacher of the Year at MUSD. A popular presenter and trainer across the country, Dunbar was the presenter featuring live broadcasts of the 2017 Microsoft Hack the Classroom online event worldwide.


Jennifer Reed
Director of Clinical Services in the Dallas Independent School District, Department of Mental Health Services

Jennifer is a first-generation college graduate and reflects her family’s South Texas Latino roots with her hard work, dedication and passion. He holds a bachelor’s degree in human development and family sciences and philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin, and a master’s degree in counseling from the University of North Texas. Jennifer has worked as a teacher, school counselor, risk facilitator, and coordinator of administrative services and special programs for over 14 years in public schools in the Dallas area. She is also a licensed professional counselor who works with Spanish-speaking families and adolescents who face a variety of concerns.

An avid advocate of education and training facilities, Jennifer believes that schools provide opportunities, access and support to enable all students to build their way of life and the mental health foundation for successfully navigating that journey. In her current role as director of mental health services at Dallas ISD, Jennifer promotes equity in providing high quality mental health care to all students, especially students of color and the underdeveloped community.


Mark Sparwell
Director, Education Marketing, Microsoft

Mark Sparwell is an award-winning educator whose 30 years of experience has been a catalyst for change. Mark is a member of the Bet Global Advisory Council, an advisor to Goldie Hann’s Mindup Foundation, and ambassador to the Australian Society for Emotional Intelligence. As the founder of the SELinEdu online community, Mark advocates for socio-emotional learning and carries it through his work as a Salzburg Fellow. Mark’s passions have found a perfect fit in Microsoft education where he draws from his deep learning experience to contribute to programs, products and professional activities. Follow Mark on Twitter @ sparvell


Moderator – Kevin Hogan
School News, Editor-in-Large

Kevin is a pioneer-thinking media executive with over 25 years of experience building brands and audiences online, in print and face to face. He is an acclaimed writer, editor and commentator who has bridged the gap between society and technology, especially education technology.

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