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Ep. 3 – ‘Chop wood, carry wood’ featuring Seth Saeugling and Vichi Jagannathan

In this episode, Donnell and Jenny talk to Seth Saeugling and Vichi Jagannathan. Seth and Vichi are the cofounders of the Rural Opportunities Institute, which supports local agencies and organizations in understanding their role in creating healing from trauma. They also help organizations design and pilot new policies and practices that lead to healing and reimagine policies that may have caused trauma and harm. In this conversation, we dive into the impact of trauma and the ways in which we can all pursue pathways to healing.

Check out these breathing exercises from the Rural Opportunities Institute.

Learn more about the Rural Opportunities Institute here.

Behind the Story

The Hummingbird Stories is produced by Alli Lindenberg, Donnell Cannon and Jenny O’Meara. The music used in this series is courtesy of 8th grade student DX4L. The hummingbird artwork on the cover is by 8th grade student Joselyn Hernandez.

The Hummingbird Stories

In The Hummingbird Stories, passionate educators Donnell Cannon and Jenny O’Meara host conversations with the most innovative, equity-minded leaders in education from all across the country.

These “Hummingbirds” are no longer waiting for change in a system on fire, but rather choosing to do something. We hope they’ll inspire you to take real action, no matter how small, toward redesigning schools.

An extraordinary education for all young people is possible. But it’s going to take all of us to make it happen.