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Peggy Hibbert Enlightenment Speaker Series 2023
Thursday from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Holroyd Hall at Hayes Barton United Methodist Church. Follow signs along Fairview Road to parking lots at Stone Street (small lot) and Reid Street (larger lot). Enter the building from either side or through the courtyard off the Reid Street parking lot. All entrances have accessibility options. Volunteers will be on hand to help with parking and to direct you to Holroyd Hall. They will be available again after the event with flashlights to walk you to your car upon request . Parking is limited, so carpooling is recommended. Some street parking is available, but please be careful not to block driveways.
This year's speaker, Tabatha Rosproy, is the 2020 National Teacher of the Year and the first Early Childhood (Pre-K) Educator to be awarded the honor since the award's inception in 1952.
Tabatha has experience teaching both typically developing and special education preschoolers. She designed and implemented a unique classroom setting housed in a retirement community and nursing home, where four-year-old students interact daily with community residents. The residents serve as volunteer “grandmas” and “grandpas,” reading with the children, playing games, and attending field trips.
Now a 13-year veteran teacher, Tabatha is the Early Childhood Project Coordinator for the Kansas Parent Information Resource Center, where she provides training around the state to school districts and organizations on best practices in Early Childhood Education and Family Engagement. She is also a Certified Instructor for Conscious Discipline and spends her extra time speaking, training, and collaborating with educators all over the country.
Tabatha joins us to discuss how we can help children learn to self-regulate and calm their fears and anxieties, so they can block out the noise of the world around them and not sweat the small stuff.