This week, summer turns into fall, making way for the excitement of new schools, new students, and new prevention facilitators at Compass Mark to deliver our evidence-based programs! Our Program Managers, below, are making new connections and scheduling groups and classes across their counties. Please reach out to them with requests and questions:

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Shannon DiCandilo
Program Manager – Chester
Matt Weaver, CPS
Matt Weaver, CPS
Program Manager – Lancaster
Michelle Sweitzer, CPS
Michelle Sweitzer
Program Manager – Lebanon

Director of Programs Teri Miller-Landon and our program managers provided a three-day new staff orientation, which built cohesion and taught a variety of program facilitation skills. Matt, Michelle, and Shannon offered a deep dive into our three most-requested school programs: PATHS, Positive Action, and CATCH My Breath.

New staff members learned how to plan, prepare for, facilitate, and end a program, and will have the opportunity to shadow our experienced facilitators in the field. Orientation wrapped up with a classroom management training, presented by long-time staff members Casey Horning & Vicki Legath. Attendees gained tips and tricks for providing a safe and impactful learning environment for adults and students alike.

Our whole team is excited and grateful to be supporting local schools, as well as parents & caregivers, in launching the 2023/2024 school year!