Healthy, happy school employees deliver high-quality education. They also foster supportive environments for students that promote academic success. More and more, schools are recognizing their role in providing healthy workplaces that help staff thrive, and they are seeking opportunities to invest in developing staff wellness leadership.
Wellness Champions in eight Baltimore County Public Schools designed and implemented a range of activities aimed at improving school employee wellness, such as after-school yoga classes, stress-reduction activities at staff meetings, renovated break rooms and kitchens, and adding new exercise equipment.
The efforts brought union, school district and school stakeholders together to promote staff wellness and bring about positive impacts on physical and social emotional health. This case study summarizes their staff-wellness activities and accomplishments.