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Jessica Cabeen Text Reviews
Jessica's significant energy and professional balance between school, home, and serving principals is a great model and successfully inspires principals to embrace the challenges of their day-to-day responsibilities. It is no surprise that she has been selected by her peers to be the 2018 National Distinguished Principal from Minnesota. Jessica' presentation style is infused with enthusiasm while grounded in research and best practice. She is an engaging and inspiring speaker who draws rave reviews from her audience. I have no doubt that you will thoroughly enjoy working with her.
Jessica Cabeen is an outstanding presenter! I have had the pleasure of attending a large session she presented at a national conference. It was energizing, informative, practical, and inspirational. She is adept at speaking to classroom teachers as well as school and district administrators. We invited her to speak at one of our major educational conferences and the feedback we received from attendees was phenomenal!
Jessica is not only an incredible leader, and speaker, but she is truly an outstanding facilitator of adult learning. She has served as a facilitator in our Minnesota Principals Academy at the University of Minnesota for the past five years and also assisted the Minnesota Department of Education and the Minnesota Elementary Principals Association in launching a PK-3 Academy for Minnesota leaders. She engages adult learners where they are at and helps them to grow in a safe environment.
Jessica delivered an engaging morning of dialogue with our kindergarten team that affirmed, provoked, and challenged past practice and future planning. Jessica's ability to be vulnerable as she provided insights into her own educational journey as a parent, as a mother, and as a leader afforded her the needed credibility to resonate with our teaching staff and their administrators. Jessica's use of humor and candor were appreciated and left lasting impressions that continue to have meaning ripple effects on our planning for "what's next?" for our youngest learners and their teachers and school leaders.
The School District of the Menomonie Area, by embracing the unique needs and using the strengths of our diverse community, is dedicated to preparing ALL students to become lifelong learners, caring individuals, and responsible citizens.
Jessica provided two exceptional keynote presentations, covering parent engagement and self-care, to over 500 participants at our Early Childhood Education and Behavioral Health Summit. Both presentations were engaging, motivating and from the heart. Personally, I walked away with a renewed passion for working with kids and some excellent strategies for prioritizing and organizing my life. The feedback and reviews that we received following the event couldn't have been better. We even had several participants request her contact information. She is a five-star presenter and we have her to thank for the success of our event.
Jessica's energetic and genuine delivery of professional development at our staff welcome back gave us the tools to kick off a great new school year. Our teachers had an amazing learning experience and a wonderful opportunity to use these tools to balance life like a pirate and still make a positive impact on our students' lives. I'm personally looking forward to finishing reading her latest book Lead with Grace.