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Hacking Early Learning
Meet Jessica Cabeen at the Happiest Place in Southeastern Minnesota!
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Jessica Cabeen

Nationally Distinguished Principal - Dream Big, Live Colorfully, Lead Boldly

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About Jessica Cabeen

Jessica currently serves as the principal of Ellis Middle School in Austin, Minnesota. Prior to this role she was the Principal of the "Happiest Place in Southeastern Minnesota", the Woodson Kindergarten Center. She has been an assistant middle school principal, a special education supervisor, and special education teacher. She started her career as a Music Therapist and worked with adults with disabilities and adolescents in residential settings in Iowa and Illinois. She holds a Bachelor Degree ...

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Dream big, live colorfully, lead boldly: Developing your best self at school and at home.

"We aren't made of steel, but we ARE superheroes." —Jessica Cabeen Today’s educators have pressures that can become barriers to maintaining wellness in all aspects of life. In this session (can be keynote ...

Rolling out the Red Carpet for Your Staff, Students and Families.

In today’s schools we are charged with so many mandates and initiatives and without pause in the pace of the day we might forget the primary priority-the people who we serve. Learn ways-big and small-to ...

Leading from the Sandbox

Did we really learn all we needed to know before 1st grade? Educators at any level want to find ways to reach and teach students and families while using unconventional strategies to increase the ...

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Hacking Early Learning by Jessica Cabeen
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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.

Jon Millerhagen, Executive Director - Minnesota Elementary School Principals' Association

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!

Dr. Jeff Zoul, President - ConnectEDD

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.

Katie Pekel, EdD, Coordinator of Educational Leadership and Policy - University of Minnesota

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.

Brian Beresford, Leader of Personalized Learning - Eastern Carver County Schools

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.

Brian G. Seguin, Assistant Superintendent of Instruction - School District of the Menomonie Area
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Teacher for the Day. Reflections from a Principal turned Kindergarten Teacher....

The 2006-2007 school year was the last time I was listed as the teacher of record for any classroom. In November a veteran teacher met with me and asked me to sub in a class to get a feel for what teaching is like today. I took this to our ...

The Greatest .No.

This weekend we went to the movieThe Greatest Showman.While I wasn't looking for a life changing lesson in that 2 hours, it came anyway. During the movie the lyrics of the songFrom Now Onhit me hard: While I can't say I have had the honor of meeting Kings and Queens, I can say I have caught myself looking to others for ...

Leadership In The Digital Age: Considering The 3C's

Earlier this year, the TEC Center asked early childhood educators, libraries, museums, home-daycare providers, parents, and children's media developers to connect how the work of the TEC Center and the NAEYC/Fred Rogers Center jointposition statement has impacted their practice. See how ...