By: Amber Cobbins
Mississippi Whole Schools had the opportunity to gather and learn at this year’s 2022 Leadership Retreat at The MAX Museum of Art, Entertainment, and History in Meridian, MS, on October 25 and 26.
At the retreat, professionals discussed better avenues to teach their students through Arts Integration. Educators heard from Cameron Jenkins, author, and founder of Full Potential Leadership, who addressed the significance of caring about education and the workplace environment and dynamics. “We have to remember, people don’t care about what you know until they know how much you care,” Jenkins said.
Professionals also heard from visual artist, Ginger Williams Cook, best known for her illustrative, whimsical portraits and contemporary visions. Cook emphasized the importance of self-care and managing creativity properly. “I don’t think we as adults let ourselves play as much as we should,” said Cook.
From team-building exercises to test creativity to self-reflection journaling that helped resurface the original love for teaching, these educators took away more than professional development from this retreat. To learn more about Arts Integration and our upcoming programs, please visit Mississippi Whole Schools.