We believe in opportunities to learn together in interactive, engaging ways!
Azspire, llc provides coaching, mentoring, interactive/information workshops, ongoing learning communities,
book studies, keynote addresses, and much more!
We work with administrators, classroom educators, and families.
We believe in creating a "culture of inquiry", as fostered by the work of Margie Carter and Ann Pelo. We respect adults in bringing their knowledge and experiences as the basis of their learning process.
With over 45 years of experience including teaching children, being administrators, writing, presenting, webinars, and courses, we have so much to offer!
We at azspire, llc believe that learning is lifelong,
that we all have gifts to give, and new ideas to explore
and understand. We believe in creating learning communities.
Jacky Howell, with over 40 years experience in the ece field,
collects resources, writes articles, conducts webinars, and has a book, Rituals and Traditions: Building a Sense of Community in Preschool , published by NAEYC.
Jacky Howell currently works hands-on in early childhood classrooms and programs, presents on current topics, creates book study groups, and more!
Her colleague, Graciela Semidey, brings her expertise
in the field of early childhood education with sessions
in both Spanish and English.
Return here and check out the publications
as well as resources updated monthly!
WE CAN COME TO YOU WITH OUR VIRTUAL TRAININGS IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH! CONTACT US!
I heard this song over 10 years ago, performed by Sweet Honey in the Rock in a live concert.
Words of Ella Baker, civil rights activist.
The words are SO important now.
Here is a newly recorded version.
"We who believe in freedom cannot rest..."
Until the killing of black men, black mothers' sons, becomes as important to the rest of the country as the killing of a white mother's son, we who believe in freedom cannot rest."
We are posting resources to help with our work many of us are doing virtually. Your will find it changed weekly on our Inspiration/Resources page
Another song to share I hope you will keep in your heart during this time! I loved Bill Withers music and this version comes from around the world on a website, Playing for Change. Check it out!
**DUE to many school closings because of the coronavirus emergency, I will be adding extra resources, inspiration, and info weekly to support staff and families. Stay tuned and stay connected. BE WELL!!!
PLEASE go to our INSPIRATION RESOURCE PAGE FOR INFO AND NEW VIDEOS!!**
"There are three ways to ultimate success;
The first way is to be kind.
The second way is to be kind.
The third way is to be kind."
WE ARE AZSPIRE
Providing training, technical assistance,
coaching and more to the early childhood community for over 45 years!
As a women's basketball fan and educator, I use this video about Kobe
to BE BETTER!
And an artist who uplifted me...Just Sam
NOW go listen to ANY SONG by JUST SAM!!!
AND JUST SAM WON AMERICAN IDOL!!!!
Azspire, llc with Jacky Howell and consultants,
take information, coupled with inspiration and work with you to build a high quality, strong community of educators.
We establish learning communities, provide coaching and mentoring, workshop sessions, and much more
through our on-site work and virtual work with
early childhood programs.
**PLAN FOR THE FUTURE!**