Trauma Informed Positive Education • Friday, August 31, 2018

Friday, August 31, 2018

Facilitator: Tom Brunzell, Senior Advisor (Education) – Berry Street Childhood Institute

Session details to be announced

Tom Brunzell

Tom Brunzell

Tom Brunzell began his career in education as a Teach for America (TFA) corps member at NYC P.S. #28 in the Bronx. Tom co-founded KIPP Infinity Charter School as Dean of Students and literacy teacher. He worked with students and their families; supervised teachers through classroom observation and curriculum feedback; supervised KIPP’s guidance staff of social workers and counselors–eventually serving as chair for all KIPP NYC’s social worker development group. Additionally, he was team leader in the University of Pennsylvania/KIPP/Riverdale Country School three-year partnership to develop character education and the Character Report Card with Dr Martin Seligman and Dr Angela Duckworth.

Tom joined Berry Street in 2011 and developed The Berry Street Education Model for the Berry Street School. He now serves as Senior Advisor, Education, for the Berry Street Childhood Institute, working with school leaders, teachers, and their regions in the areas of school culture and curriculum development.

Tom presents internationally on topics of transforming school cultures, high expectations for differentiated instruction, trauma-informed practice, wellbeing and the application of positive psychology, and effective school leadership. He is a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne Graduate School of Education, supervised by Professor Lea Waters of the Centre for Positive Psychology and Dr Helen Stokes of the Youth Research Centre, studying trauma-informed pedagogy, positive psychology, and their impacts on workplace meaning.



Cancellations and substitutions: Cancellations notified in writing prior to the event incur a fee of 50%; otherwise no refund is given. Substitutes are welcome at any time.

Venue: Jasper Hotel, 489 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne

Time: Registration opens 9.00 am, session commences sharp 9.30am – 3.00pm

Max numbers: 40

Fees: Members $240, Non-members $300

Morning tea and lunch provided