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Join Adjunct Faculty member at Bay Path University, Kaitlin M. Roig-DeBellis, as she presents on the topic, "When Purpose & Passion Ignite: Teaching." 


A few years ago during an interview Kaitlin was asked ‘What would our world be like without teachers?’ And ever since, her answer to this question has become something she is passionate about sharing, because the answer you see, is that our world wouldn’t work without them. And yet...So many times this is not the way teachers are regarded.

Becoming an Educator is almost always a calling. You discover within yourself this desire and drive to teach and it becomes your purpose. For Kaitlin, she had this realization around 5 years old and it only continued to strengthen throughout her formative years. Her passion became her purpose and it was very clear.

When we think about the profession of teaching it is just as important to reflect on purpose: our own and the students whom we are shaping. Teachers are the common denominator in our world, everyone starts in school and it is teachers who enable dreams to come to fruition. Teachers do that! And yet so often teachers are marginalized and made to not feel as impactful as they are.

This webinar will highlight the importance of teachers, how to re-ignite your passion, how to guide your students to find their passion, by sharing your own. Kaitlin will also focus on what she believes, as an Educator, to be the most important lessons we will ever teach, those of: kindness, compassion and empathy, social emotional learning. Join her and discover (or reaffirm) why teachers are the ones who make our world work.


About Kaitlin M. Roig-DeBellis
Kaitlin M. Roig-DeBellis is the Founder & Executive Director of Classes 4 Classes, Inc., a 501(c)3 organization. Classes 4 Classes has worked with over 10,000 students in 37 states.

Kaitlin is a Keynote speaker and has spoken to over 165,000 individuals around the world. Kaitlin is the author of 'Choosing Hope: Moving Forward From Life's Darkest Hours' published by G.P. Putnam & Penguin. Kaitlin is also a contributor at Huffington Post. Kaitlin teaches as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Education at Bay Path University.

In 2016 Kaitlin was selected as a Top 50 teacher for the Global Teacher Prize out of over 8,500 Educators. In October 2014, Kaitlin received the Alumni Association's Humanitarian Award from her alma mater, The University of Connecticut. In May 2014, Kaitlin received two Honorary Doctorates, one of Humane Letters from Bay Path University and the other of Public Service from Luzerne College.

In 2013 Kaitlin received the Dedicated Teacher Award from The Chicago International Conference on Education. Also In 2013 Kaitlin was honored as one of Glamour Magazine's Women of the Year and was honored by L'Oreal Paris, as one of their "L'Oreal Paris Women of Worth”.

In 2007 Kaitlin began teaching first grade at Sandy Hook Elementary School. While there she served on many committees.

Kaitlin attended UCONN and the NEAG School of Education, where she completed her Masters of Education with honors in 2006.