My name is Sterling Ta’Bon, and I am the Healthy Schools Manager at Cairn Guidance. I live in Sumter, South Carolina. As a student, I was interested in how building relationships lead to more perspective and outcomes. While growing up in this small military town, I was given opportunities to experiment with the ideas of community cohesiveness and the promotion of self-efficacy. As a son of a public-school principal and grandson of a faith leader, I saw how all sectors of our community should be Read ▸ about Sterling Ta’Bon, Healthy Schools Manager
During the winter and spring of 2022, the Cairn Guidance team reviewed multiple textbooks, curricula, and resources for the Bend-La Pine School District in Deschutes County Oregon. In June, 2022, our team facilitated an in-person, two-day Skills-Based Health Education Standards and Assessment training with health educators in the district, followed by a third day creating a K-12 health education scope and sequence (based on CDCs HECAT), followed by a fourth day of reviewing curricula Read ▸ about Health Education Curriculum Reviews
Hello! My name is Riley Peyton and I am excited to join the Cairn Guidance team as the Executive Assistant! Riley Peyton is currently attending Morehead State University while pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion and a minor in Business. She is currently serving as the treasurer on the executive board of the Epsilon Theta Chapter of the Chi Omega Fraternity. After graduating high school as a three-sport athlete with accolades in all, she has moved her focus to helping the Read ▸ about Welcome to our new Executive Assistant!
Build your capacity to teach the health skills outlined in the National Health Education Standards and support student social emotional learning, mental health, and health literacy! Cairn Guidance and RMC Health are excited to announce our Deep Dive into the National Health Education Standards Virtual Training Series. The intended audience includes K-12 heath teachers, curriculum specialists, instructional coaches, school counselors and school nurses teaching health education. This series is Read ▸ about Skills-Based Health Education Virtual Training Series!
Follow us on social media and win an hour-long virtual professional development workshop for yourself, school, district or organization! We will select one follower per social media platform (chances increase for each social media platform you follow) to receive a one-hour professional development workshop on the school health or health education topic of your choice. Deadline is Sunday May 1. Winners will be announced by May 15. Read ▸ about This is NOT an April Fools’ Day Joke!
Our role is to blaze a path to student success as guides for schools and community partners to implement the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) approach. We share a common goal with school, family and community stakeholders to ensure that each student is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged to achieve their full potential. Over the last 4 years, we have been working with the Kentucky Department of Education on their 1801, Improving Student Health and Academic Read ▸ about Blaze Approach Components at Work!
Cairn Guidance is excited to work on a new project with Shine Light on Depression to raise awareness around childhood and teen depression and suicide. Shine Light on Depression offers no-cost, key-turning resources to support the mental health of youth in both in-school and after-school settings. 2022 Shine Light on Depression Ambassadors As mental health advocates, Cairn Guidance hired and trained ambassadors who are “boots-on-the-ground” to further support the work with the Shine Read ▸ about Shine Light on Depression
Samantha, Britnee, and I spent a lot of time discussing the pro's and con's of getting together in Oregon during an ongoing pandemic. We are all fully vaxxed and boostered, but we knew there was still risk in coming together to meet in person. In the end, we felt like the in-person time to build our team culture (Britnee is fairly new to our team), work on strategic planning, operations and just hang out... was worth the effort! Samantha and I had to fly in from Kentucky and Read ▸ about Cairn Guidance Retreat