Unmasking Joy: The Role of Educator Well-being in Student Success

Face the Challenges. Shape the Future.

Educators are shaping the future by guiding the minds of the next generation. And while some days may prove to be more challenging than others, it’s important to recognize the role of perspective. How we choose to view these challenges can influence our ability to find moments of immense joy and fulfillment within them.

View this insightful webinar featuring Dr. Kecia Ray, President of K20Connect, LLC, and Dr. Quintin Shepherd, Superintendent of Victoria ISD, Victoria TX. Together they discussed the obstacles and triumphs educators face in their day-to-day, as well as the uncertainties of the educational landscape as a whole and what opportunities lie ahead.

Meet the Presenters

Quintin Shepherd
Dr. Quintin Shepherd

Dr. Quintin Shepherd is the superintendent for the Victoria Independent School District—and a Victoria West High School parent. When he came to Victoria, his first priority was to listen to the voice of the community, parents, staff, and students. From what he heard, Dr. Shepherd invited those stakeholders to be a part of shaping the future of the district through several task forces.

Dr. Kecia Ray

Dr. Kecia Ray has established award-winning instructional technology programs that were recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and Harvard University. Dr. Ray was named “20 to Watch” by the National School Board Association, Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women, a top 10 EdTech Leaders by Tech & Learning, and most recently named a Top 100 EdTech Influencer by EdTech Digest.

Giguere, Maura
Maura Deptula

Maura Deptula is the Marketing Director for Gaggle. With experience in leading non-profit organizations and developing educational software, Maura's primary focus has always been laying the foundation for young people to thrive. Her background includes more than a decade of experience working with educators across the country. She has a passion for storytelling and simplifying complex concepts and processes.