Missouri Healthy Schools January Podcast

By Jenna Michaels

We are excited to announce the kickoff of Missouri Healthy Schools (MHS) Live Podcast, and Episode 1 is nothing short of inspiring! Released on January 31, 2024, this inaugural episode dives deep into the crucial topic of “Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools.”

In this engaging episode, a distinguished panel of experts shared their invaluable insights:

  • Megan Vaninger (School Counselor, Bayless Junior High School)
  • Dr. Amanda Middendorf (Assistant Principal, Bayless Elementary)
  • Jimmy Hale (Director of MHS and K-12 PE, Health for the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)
  • Lisa Dierking (Coordinator of School-Based Mental Health for DESE)