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Education Reporter with a Strong Track Record Confirms Three CPAA Accusations Against CPS Management

Aryelle Smith is transitioning to a new phase in her personal and professional life, closing the chapter on her three-and-a-half years as CPAA’s General Counsel. 

This month, the Montgomery County Association of Administrators and Principals (MCAAP) have officially become AFSA Local 146.

Mental Health Awareness Month is an excellent opportunity for school leaders to prioritize their own mental health and support their students' well-being. Here are some ways educators can help themselves and their students during Mental Health Awareness Month:

  1. Prioritize self-care: Educators should prioritize self-care practices such as exercise, getting enough sleep and practicing mindfulness. By taking care of their own mental health, educators can serve as positive role models for their students.

This discussion will go over the impact of stress and vicarious/secondary trauma in school environments, with a focus on how you can take actionable steps to manage your risk.

Chicago has some of the most dedicated assistant principals in education today.  

We see you APs working to create a healthy learning environment for your students. We notice you encouraging staff members; we find you providing administrative supports; we witness you connecting with parents and caregivers; we know your capacity for empathy toward students, and we feel your ever present community support.  

Here is a Bonus Segment from our Mayoral interviews. This 8-minute clip features Mayor-Elect Brandon Johnson responding to CPAA members' concerns about union recognition, administrator pay, Latino school leadership, and public safety.