Lindsee received her bachelor’s degree in child, youth, & family studies from the University of Nebraska. She then went on to receive a master’s degree in social work and later a second master’s degree in public administration. Lindsee began working in education over 7 years ago as an Elementary School Social Worker and Mental Health Consultant for a Head Start program. She then worked in higher education on a project aimed at helping schools build their multi-tiered systems of support, with a specific emphasis on embedding social emotional learning into MTSS. Lindsee’s previous experience also includes the areas of child welfare, pediatric medical social work, and child and adolescent inpatient mental health treatment. Lindsee has had a lifelong passion for supporting youth and believes strongly in the impact schools have on students, families, and communities.
- Favorite wellbeing ritual: Hand-lettered journaling and mindful breathing.
- Favorite way to de-stress: Getting outside or talking with a loved one.
- Advice for supporting wellbeing during the school year: Set aside time to decompress each day and protect that time. Shut off the outside noise of the world and your running to-do list, and focus on doing something that renews your spirit. Even if only for a few minutes at the end of the day, prioritize this time to reset.
- Advice for supporting colleagues and peers during the school year: Find ways to connect meaningfully beyond your job-related connections. Learn about them, their interests, the things and people they love, and then connect with them on that. Intentionally be a part of creating a workspace that feels like family.
- Source of Inspiration: My children – I want the world they grow up in to be a caring, inclusive space where they feel safe to express themselves, navigate both the highs and lows of life, and connect meaningfully with the world around them.