Ananda is a native from Brazil and has a long history of working with communities in the U.S. and abroad. Ananda's academic, professional and personal experiences align with her commitment and passion of education justice and transformative educational. Ananda holds a master’s degree in Education Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Wisconsin and a bachelor’s degree in Human Services and Psychology. Ananda is a Special Education Consultant for the WI Department of Public Instruction and Grant Director for the Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network (DTAN). Ananda was the former Director of the Racial & Restorative Justice department for the YWCA, Madison and has experience working in districts and higher education institutions.
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Purpose and Goals of the Conference:
This year’s conference is focused on School Social Workers as advocates and systems experts. We are excited to invite you to be a part of this conference where we will learn from a great panel of speakers about working towards more equitable schools. Social workers are advocates for equity in many ways, including social equity, educational equity, cultural equity and professional equity in the schools across our state
The keynote presentation by Ananda Mirilli is entitled Dismantling Systems of Oppression in the Pursuit of Education Justice and Equity. Each individual is on a journey in their understanding of equity and equity work. There is an emotional level, a data level, a practical level and all interface with each other. Using the story of her own journey, Ananda will provide a context for folks to identify where they are at in their own journey. She will then offer strategies, ideas, and recommendations for how to support and elevate our work wherever we are at.
We have some of our very own WSSWA board members presenting on a variety of topics, including how to advocate for students on the macro level by Kelly Ohme, creating a GSA and best practices for supporting trans youth by Angela Baerwolf, and Dani Robb co-presenting on the base knowledge of DBT Skills that can apply in the educational setting. Joining us from retirement, Nic Dibble will present Ethics and Boundaries for School Social Workers with a focus on managing the challenges of working with children and adolescents.
As always, there will be opportunities for networking, learning about school social work practices throughout the state, and supporting one another.
There are many quality conferences in Wisconsin in the fall, but this is the only statewide conference that specifically addresses the role of school social workers. We hope to see you at the conference.
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There are many quality conferences in Wisconsin in the fall, but this is the only state-wide conference that specifically addresses the role of school social workers. We hope to see you at the conference.
Each room overlooks beautifully landscaped wooded grounds or lake view. Amenities include indoor swimming pool, sauna, fitness center, basketball and tennis courts, fishing and hiking, game room and three on-site restaurants. Room accommodations may be upgraded to suites and deluxe rooms for no additional charge pending available rooms at the time of check-in. Participants may extend their stay at the resort throughout the weekend at the same low conference room rate. Since 1945, (New Year’s Eve, to be exact), Heidel House has offered people a place to relax, unwind and reflect on the people and things that are important. Once a private residence, the fledgling restaurant grew in size and reputation to become a unique, family-run retreat.
Heidel House Resort & Spa
643 Illinois Avenue
Green Lake, WI 54941
Approximate driving distances:
From Milwaukee – 95 miles
From Madison - 75 miles
From Appleton- 50 miles
From Chicago - 185 miles
From Minneapolis – 250 miles
From Rockford - 135 miles
For directions Click Here (Google Map)