Foundations Come First

Mike Crabtree

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Mike Crabtree presents:

Foundations Come First: Building Strong Relationships with Kids & Families in Poverty

If building relationships is key to significant learning, that goes double for kids & families in poverty, where relationships are valued about all else. This session will provided strategies to lay that solid foundation to build social and academic success.

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Mike Crabtree

Concluding a 30 year career in Blount County Schools nestled between Knoxville, TN and the Great Smoky Mountains, Mike has gained a wealth of experiences and insights that he now shares with others through his consulting venture. Over the years, he has served as a:

  • Teacher of the Gifted
  • Special Ed and Title administrator
  • Over 20 years as a building level administrator including many as a middle school principal
  • Five years as Assistant Director of Schools

A first generation college graduate from a rural, working class factory town, Mike’s early years along with his professional career have also given him experiences and a passion for working with the economically disadvantaged. His accent is real, by the way.