Social-Emotional Learning Assembly featuring Live Music & Motivational Speaking
Meet the Team
Katie Quick- Founder & National Speaker
Katie Quick is a teacher, counselor, speaker, coach, consultant, and award-winning singer/songwriter as well as the founder of The Fingertips Program. As a classroom teacher, Katie has taught students in every grade level from preschool through 8th grade in nearly every subject area. She has a masters in counseling from Northwestern University and has worked as a clinical mental health counselor, social-emotional learning teacher, and restorative practices coach, delivering her own SEL curriculum to 900 students weekly in the Chicago Public Schools. Inspirational, genuine, strong and kind, her no-nonsense approach along with her warm and inviting presence, allows her to easily and authentically connect to children and adults alike. Katie provides a wide range of services for schools including consultation, SEL curriculum development, workshops, and engaging professional development and teacher coaching programs to help infuse the principles of social-emotional learning and improve the emotional culture and climate of your school. Visit Katie's website to learn more: www.katiequick.com.
Ryan Chesla- Teacher & Speaker
Ryan Chesla is an incredible athlete, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and physical education teacher who played Division I football at The University of Northern Colorado. It was there that he earned All-Big Sky honors which gave him the opportunity to play in the NFL as a free agent selection for the Cincinnati Bengals. He has trained athletes of all ages and abilities, including college and university programs, high school, and youth training programs. Ryan has a degree in Sports and Exercise Science and is passionate about sharing his love of sports, health, and wellness with children. Ryan provides sports performance training for aspiring athletes, and he is also one of the motivational speakers/presenters alongside Katie Quick during The Fingertips Program assemblies.