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Iowa BEST: Behavioral, Equitable, Social-Emotional, Trauma-Informed Health in Schools Summit
The Iowa BEST Summit is designed to highlight educators’ collective need to bolster support and care across the educational system, and to build shared capacity to get there. The sessions will deliver resources and practical solutions around social-emotional-behavioral health. #IowaBEST2021

The summit is co-sponsored by the Iowa Department of Education and the University of Iowa College of Education.

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Cyndy Erickson

CE Consulting
Independent Consultant
Cyndy Erickson is currently an Independent Consultant, involved in projects focused on culture/climate and communications issues in educational environments. Cyndy has been a State Special Education Mediator on contract with the Iowa Department of Education for 5 years and also conducts statewide mediator training.  Cyndy joined the Department of Education in 2007 as the Consultant for Learning Supports and Safe and Drug Free Schools and served in that role until 2015. Prior to that she worked for Des Moines Public Schools for over 20 years.  Cyndy has spent most of her career serving students in the areas of learning supports, dropout prevention and drug and violence prevention.  Career highlights include co-leading the statewide Iowa Safe and Supportive Schools grant to develop the Conditions for Learning survey and related materials and supports for schools, writing and managing numerous grants including the Safe Schools/ Healthy Students grant that encompassed seven Polk County school districts; developing the 2 EASY database that was used by all Iowa school-based youth services projects; and co-authoring Practical Evaluation for Collaborative Services.  Cyndy has a BA in Applied Behavior Analysis and an MA in Public Administration.  She is a certified Fierce Conversations facilitator/trainer.