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The Power of Stories to Heal

Shifting Our Schools Podcast
By Jeff Utecht
The Power of Stories to Heal

Welcome to the Shifting our Schools podcast where we believe learning never stops. We create innovative and flexible professional development opportunities that support the current research and thinking in education today. This podcast episode interviews Kristina Pennell-Götze about supporting each other, as well as our students, through the lens of equity and inclusion.

Kristina (she/her) is a queer Filipino-Australian creator, teacher, mother, and activist, currently teaching Drama and English Language and Literature at the Berlin Brandenburg International School in Brandenburg, Germany. She is passionate about actively pursuing equity and justice through student voice and amplifying the experiences of the global majority and marginalized folks through theatre. With 10 years of teaching experience in both public (UK) and international (Germany) schools, and a Bachelor of Education from QUT in Australia, Kristina is currently studying a Master of Educational Leadership as she pursues school leadership to shift the narrative of dominant culture and cultivate an environment that celebrates resilience and healing.


Over the past 10 years, Jeff has worked with schools and districts both in the United States, as well as internationally. His main focus is to provide support in redefining the Teaching and Learning culture to match the connected landscape we now live, work, and play in. 

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