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Social Black Belt Author Inspires Center Academy Directors

Clearwater – On Thursday, November 13, 2014, Center Academy welcomed Dr. Harold Shinitzky, co-creator of the Social Black Belt Program. Dr. Shinitzky presented his valuable insights at the annual meeting of Center Academy directors, focusing on principles from the book Your Mind: An Owner’s Manual for a Better Life, written by Drs. Christopher Cortman and Harold Shinitzky.

The directors gained in-depth understanding of the ten research-based principles that are taught in the Social Black Belt prevention program. The program has been used successfully at Center Academy and other middle and high schools to help students confidently navigate their emotions, behaviors, and social interactions. More information about the program can be found at: http://www.thesocialblackbelt.com/#!about_us/csgz

At the meetings, Center Academy directors also shared their expertise on topics such as successful teaching, how the brain learns, classroom management, and addressing the needs of the whole child. Directors and their faculty and staff were recognized for accomplishments related to student academic gains, parent satisfaction, and program quality. Mr. Steve Hicks, Vice President of Operations, was recognized for completing his 15th year of service to the families of Center Academy.