Sharon Neiss Arbess
Author of Me and My So-Called Friends. Founder and CEO of Brave The Waves – A Program for Building Resiliency.
After receiving a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree from Concordia University’s Communications Studies program in Montreal, Quebec and a D
Deborah Rogers-B.A. Psychology, B.Ed, M.A
Deborah is a dedicated teacher who has taught for over 17 years. In each of the spaces she works in, she brings a commitment to teaching students about mental health and well-being and incorporating social-emotional learning into all areas of her programming. Deborah is also a yoga practitioner who has conducted action research on the uses of yoga and mindfulness strategies in the classroom.
Deborah has merged many of her passions and expertise to train educators and camp staff by creating and writing lesson plans that focus on well-being and character education. Her content is purposefully easy to use and appeals to children in a fun and relevant way. She was a natural fit to working together to create the Brave the Waves Program to teach children how to develop resiliency and empower educators to approach teaching themes that relate to mental health by opening the lines of communication in an honest and constructive way.