This week, Operation Respect would like to express our gratitude for Tiffany Quinlan, an extraordinary video-journalism teacher leader at Legacy High School in Clark County School District (CCSD), Nevada. Tiffany is a leader of the effort to make her school a kinder, more compassionate place, where no student feels alone or unsupported. Since Legacy became involved with Operation Respect, their Implementation Team has grown in both size and dedication, with many thanks to Tiffany.
After participating in a training of trainer workshop, provided by Operation Respect and Welcoming Schools, she has served as a trainer-of-trainers for the entire cohort of 25 schools participating in this initiative and works collaboratively with other school sites. Recently she has been involved with several video projects, including the videotaping and editing of annual Focus Groups, which are key to the qualitative portion of the Operation Respect/Welcoming Schools project evaluation.
Tiffany is also highly skilled at using children’s picture books as a springboard for her high school students to create their own videos with similar themes. Her students have created insightful and moving projects on a number of topics involving anti-bullying efforts, being true to one’s self and being an Upstander.
In the future, she intends to pursue school administration, which will allow her to expand her realm of influence. Tiffany reports that she has evolved and grown over the course of our project implementation and now feels like her true self. She is a charismatic leader, a tireless advocate for students and a confident and informed spokesperson.
Thank you, Tiffany, for being an agent of positive school change and a champion for children and youth!
If you, like Tiffany, are interested in using books for spur conversation and creativity around social and emotional learning concepts, please visit the resources section of our website for recommendations and comment on this post with your favorites!