Committed to building plans, systems, and organizations to support caregivers, across a variety of life sectors, in engaging their labor in a way that fosters their wholistic wellness. Offering organizational consultations, personal and group coaching sessions with caregivers, and talks to organizational leaders and caregivers. Learn more HERE.
Committed to speaking and writing words of encouragement to strengthen and propel caregivers and children into living in the fullness of their God-given identities, and purposes in Jesus Christ. Offering quality written content, and onsite and virtual talks for caregivers and children. Learn more HERE.
Committed to creating and fostering experiences for caregivers and children to have encounters with the truth that lead to lasting transformation in their lives. Offering virtual, differentiated, and interactive courses for caregivers and children.
I am God's very good idea. And when He was ready to share me with the world, He appointed the womb of a woman I've yet to meet. At birth, I was swaddled and cuddled and placed trustingly in the arms of the woman appointed to be my mother, Pat Sinclair McCalla. At the age of 8 years old, in a packed arena under the booming voice of the late Billy Graham, I returned to the One who gave me my start. At 8 years old I became a daughter of God. It happened in an instant and yet I am still growing up into a lived experience of this solid reality of adoption into God's family. It's been quite a journey and I am happily sharing what I learn as I go.
I'm made for my Father's delight. Everything about me-spirit, soul and body-is made to bring Him honor. I live to honor my Dad and He is most honored when I show up in this world unashamedly bearing (working out) the proof that I am His, exercising "love [unselfish concern for others], joy, [inner] peace, patience [not the ability to wait, but how we act while waiting], kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control." (Galatians 5:22 - 23, AMP). And while I am called to be this in all situations and with all people, He has made my heart particularly tender towards caregivers and children. So I happily co-labor with Him to bring relief, where, when and how I can, through building, encouraging and educating caregivers and children.
I am reminded that my first call is to be delighted in by my Father. Intimacy is the great call. It is in that intimacy that the builder is built; the encourager is encouraged; and the educator is educated.
Doctor of Education - EdD, Educational Leadership and School Change, Teachers College, Columbia University (09/2022)
First-Year Student, pursuing doctoral studies in the department of Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University. Interested in collaborating with institutions and teacher practitioners to foster work environments that promote teacher excellence, wellness, and joy.
This course supports wellness professionals in entering the "sweet spot between wellness, well-being and mental health" to help clients with diverse stressors reengage stress to thrive. The course targets wellness professionals who seek to assist individuals and organizations in increasing their resilience and thriving capacity.
Certified Worksite Wellness Specialist (CWWS), National Wellness Institute (Issued 2020)
"Participants in the NWI Worksite Wellness Specialist (CWWS) certificate program gain the knowledge, skills, and tools to assist them in creating and sustaining a culture of wellness within an organization. The comprehensive curriculum provides participants with knowledge and skills to build the business case for wellness, create and sustain a culture of wellness, and drive and measure employee engagement." (NWI Worksite Wellness Specialist Certificate Program, Course Content, and Objectives)
NYS Professional Teaching Certificate, Teacher of Students with Disabilities, (Grades 7 - 12) (Issued, 2016)
Master of Arts in Secondary Inclusive Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York NY (10/2012)
Kappa Delta Pi: International Honor Society in Education; Recipient of the Walter M. Sindlinger Award. The annual award was established in honor of Walter Sindlinger, a Teachers College faculty member who retired in 1979, by an anonymous donor wishing to recognize the importance of excellent writing in the field of education; Opportunity Teacher Corps Grant Recipient.
Recipient of the “Teaching Residents at Teachers College Scholarship” meant to support students who have been accepted into the highly selective “Teaching Residents at Teachers College Program.” Students, in this program, participate in a full-year residency placement while pursuing New York State Initial Certification and an M.A in either TESOL (K-12), Secondary Inclusive Education (7-12), or Intellectual Disabilities/Autism (7-12).
Bachelor of Arts, Music and Latin American Studies, Wesleyan University, Middletown CT (05/2010)
Bachelor of Arts, Majors: Music and Latin American Studies with a concentration in Government; Graduated with departmental honors in Music and Latin American Studies; Mellon-May Undergraduate Fellow.