Bay District Schools holds mentor workshops for district administrators

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Mentors from around the country came together Monday at the Bay District Schools Nelson building to share their experiences with tragedy.

This image shows mentors and administrators at the Mentor Workshop hosted by Bay District Schools. (WJHG/WECP)

Superintendents from districts that have faced things like hurricanes or school shootings spoke with local school officials about what to expect in the coming years. This workshop was set up with hopes the mentors' tips and lessons will help the district through the rebuilding process.

Darin Headrick, Retired Superintendent from Greensburg, Kansas, said,
"All of us that are kind of on the panel today [Monday] have been through, not necessarily the same kind of situation, but similar situations as far as disaster recovery or when you have things that happen in your district that are a little bit unusual, and so we're sharing best practices, our experiences in disaster recovery."

"They have experience in dealing with tragedies and disasters that we don't have, so it's an opportunity for us to pick their brains, to know what to do next and what to expect," said Denise Kelley, Assistant Superintendent for Bay District Schools.

A similar workshop is being planned for surrounding districts affected by Hurricane Michael.

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