Wabash Valley Education Center

PD Pop: ~*Strategies for Creating a Relationship Based Classroom (K-12) - Presented by Tiffany Creager

Positive student/teacher relationships have been linked to: promoting a positive sense of well-being in students, fewer student absences, increased self-directed behaviors in students, increased cooperation, increased classroom engagement, higher academic performance, and resiliency in an academic environment. Learn quick evidence based strategies to create psychological safety in your classroom and build connections with even your most challenging students.


Want to join in but can't attend the live session?  No problem!  Tiffany will record the session and send to all registrants!  (The recordings are to be viewed by the registrant only and not shared.)



Tiffany Creager

Tiffany Creager earned her MSW from Indiana University and is a licensed school social worker. Tiffany began her social work career as an Early Childhood Education Director at a non-profit family and community center. In this role she collaborated with teachers, board members, and parents to create an environment in which students could thrive academically, socially, and emotionally no matter the family’s financial circumstance. This was achieved through the development of scholarship programs, sliding scale fees for attendees, and integration of individualized or small group social emotional intervention.

From here, Tiffany transitioned to an elementary school where she served as a School Social Worker for close to 600 students. Here Tiffany partnered with administrators, teachers, and parents to integrate trauma sensitive practices school wide. In its inaugural school year, this initiative saw office referrals for aggressive behavior decrease from 59 in the first nine weeks to less than ten in the third nine weeks.

Most recently, Tiffany worked as the Director of School-Based Services for a Community Mental Health Center. In this role, Tiffany collaborated with over twenty schools to integrate mental health services and provide supportive training for mental health providers and educators. Additionally, she provided clinical therapeutic services to youth, adults, and families.  Tiffany has a passion for trauma sensitive practices and healing centered engagement. This passion has driven her practice and enabled her to partner with educators and mental health providers across the state of Indiana to begin to shift the approaches utilized in school and community settings.


Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Time: 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM Eastern Time

Location: Virtual

PGP Points Awarded: 1


Cost: $40/Service Center Member or $80/District not belonging to a Service Center*

This session is WVEC Title 3, Title 4 and GEER Grant Eligible


*Cost of all workshops are based on membership in an Indiana Educational Service Center (ESC). Any registrants who are not members of an ESC in the state of Indiana will be required to pay the non-member fee.

**See cancellation policy below


Cancellation Policy

* Registrants who notify WVEC of their cancellation on or before the registration deadline date will not be required to pay the registration fee.
* Registrants who cancel after the registration deadline but before the workshop date or call to cancel on the day of the workshop will pay 50% of the registration fee.
* Registrants who neglect to call or notify the WVEC of their cancellation will be responsible for paying the full fee.
* On official school corporation weather-related cancellation days, registrants will not be required to pay registration fees.


Registration open through 11/10/2021 11:00 AM EST


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West Lafayette, IN 47906