Educators, we value YOU!

Did you know there are nearly 102,000 students throughout Kent and Barry County? They rely on thousands of educators to teach, support and help them reach their full potential. These teachers and educators work tirelessly on behalf of their students every single day. These same educators rely on Kent ISD for support, training, resources and so much more.

THRIVE! Promoting Educator Wellness, provides an array of free wellness opportunities for school staff throughout the year.


 Kent ISD Staff: There are Thrive! opportunities especially for you! Visit Connect for more details.

Thrive! Stay Well
Educator Wellness Series

In education, a whole-child philosophy is integral to a school's ability to engage and cultivate engaged learners. Just as important, we need to apply this philosophy to the adults in all settings of school. All educators are welcome to attend and learn more about the Stay Well program, review the eight dimensions of wellness and discuss strategies for incorporating skills into everyday practices.

Sign up here through the Kent ISD PD Hub. SCECHs are available.

Sessions are virtual from 4 - 5 p.m. on these dates:

  • December 12
  • January 9
  • February 13
  • March 12
  • April 9
  • May 14

Upcoming THRIVE! Events

  • 19 Mar 2024
    • Restarting the Necessary but Difficult Conversations
      Date: Mar 19
      Time: 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM
      Location: Online
      Cost: Free
      Calendar: Thrive!

      There is nothing easy about working alongside human beings to help develop other human beings grow and learn. Naturally, as with all other hard, interdependent relationships in our lives, there are going to be times when we have to have difficult conversations. Many of us, though, have either never been taught how to have those conversations in healthy ways, or we have been taught that being compliant or quiet is our proper role.

      Register for this webinar at this link.

Save the date for the 2024 THRIVE! 5k

The THRIVE! 5k returns Saturday, June 1, 2024.

Registration is open!


Thrive 2022 5k Race Photo

2023 Thrive 5K Photos

The Michigan Department of Education has compiled a list of businesses that offer discounts for educators.

See the list here and start saving!