The key to student success is the health and happiness of their teachers.
There is no training, program, or curriculum that will impact students the way happy teachers will.
I decided that I would teach with integrity no matter what!
When I first went into teaching, I truly believed that I would have the chance to empower kids to question everything and LOVE learning. It wasn’t long before it was me who began to struggle with burnout.
The overwhelm was so bad that, after 10 years, I ended up leaving teaching forever…
Or so I thought.
I decided to join the Peace Corps and told them I would go anywhere in the world and do ANYTHING but teach. Alas, I was stationed as a mentor English teacher in Indonesia for 2 years.
But, I am so glad that I stayed in the game because that’s were I realized that the key to student success is the health and happiness of their teachers.
This new perspective freed me to leave behind the social conditioning that worships the pain and martyrdom of teachers and instead make time for my own joy without guilt or worry. I saw the impact a happy me had on my students, colleagues, and everyone I love and knew right away that staying late nights and through the weekends was not serving my people nearly as well as enjoying my own life did.
Winning STEM teacher of the year and other awards was even more evidence that adding more fun and time with family back into my life was getting the kind of results that were being noticed.
Now, I’ve been fortunate enough to teach and mentor over 475 educators and administrators internationally, and even wrote a book to guide colleagues through the mindsets, boundary setting, and habits that worked for me to transform my teaching career.
I know what it’s like to want to do amazing work for my students in a context that can be frustrating, overwhelming, and discouraging.
I also know what it’s like to let go of the belief that I have no control over my job and instead claim my autonomy and authority over my time, my workload, and my purpose in the classroom.
After 20 years of teaching everything from an urban 4th grade bilingual classroom, to an Islamic high school in the rice paddies of Indonesia, and developing a brand new distance learning program in rural Washington State, I’m passionate about my role helping schools and teachers beat overwhelm and revive their wonderful educators and school culture.
I know that there is no training, program or curriculum, that will impact students the way happy teachers will!
Vision & Mission
My vision is global love and world peace and I believe that can be achieved through HAPPY TEACHERS!
I am here to help hard working educators in a way they have never been helped before. I want to show you how you can keep rocking your profession and still have time for good books, hiking, and your favorite messy crafts. Take your weekends back!
In a profession which requires things like empathy, compassion, and kindness, educators need more than professional development. Personal development and overwhelm support are essential for success.
Who Should Work With Me?
What would it be like to live life like YOU mattered more than test scores, parent complaints, grading, or evaluations? What has to change in your life for that to happen?
The big difference is...
This is a good fit for you if you are looking for:
Personal development, and
Ways to decrease overwhelm and overload.
This is not a good fit for you if you are looking for:
Professional development, or
How you can improve your math lessons.
THIS WORK IS ABOUT YOU AND GETTING WHAT YOU NEED TO KEEP DOING THE AMAZING WORK YOU DO
Book your Teacher's Tea Consultation and get clarity and resources for you to start transforming your life & teaching right now!
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
“MY SESSION WITH JAMIE GAVE ME TRUE CLARITY. SHE HAS THE UNCANNY ABILITY TO GET ME TO DO THE TASKS I'D RATHER AVOID, BY BREAKING THEM DOWN AND MAKING THEM APPEAR MANAGEABLE- NOW THEY ARE!"
DEBBIE R. / LABYRINTH LIFE COACHING / BELLEVUE, WA
"I HIGHLY RECOMMEND! I GLEANED SO MANY GOOD IDEAS. SHE IS SUCH AN ENCOURAGEMENT FOR TEACHERS. SHE TRULY KNOWS HER STUFF AND WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BE IN THE TRENCHES WITH US! SHE UNDERSTANDS THE UNIQUE CHALLENGES OF TEACHING IN OUR AREA!"
PAULET D. / FIRST GRADE TEACHER / OMAK, WA
YOU ARE INVITED
In My Spare Time
I’m a photographer who travels the world in pursuit of peace and perspective. I’ve served as a missionary in Ghana, Mexico and India — and most recently, spent two years in Indonesia as a Peace Corps volunteer. To learn more about these adventures, visit my blog.
Jamie was named the best spiritual guide for Peace Corps Indonesia Volunteers.