“We are very pleased that Woodbury Grammar School has been selected as one of the 176 Schools in Tennessee that was selected in the second cohort of trauma-informed schools,” stated William Freddy Curtis, Cannon County Director of Schools. “This will aid our students and staff of Woodbury Grammar to better assist all stakeholders and receive the supports needed.”
In Tennessee, the model trauma-informed school designation recognizes schools for their emphasis on implementing trauma-informed strategies to provide critical supports for students. Schools implementing trauma-informed approaches have seen improvements in school climate, attendance, and teacher satisfaction, while seeing a reduction in suspensions and expulsions, stress for staff and students, and more.
“Like each student, each school community is special and unique, and schools that implement trauma-informed strategies are helping to ensure students receive the academic and nonacademic supports they need,” said Commissioner Penny Schwinn. “The department is thrilled to be able to more than double the number of trauma-informed schools in the state to help provide school officials, teachers and staff with training and resources to help all students reach their full potential.”
In Cannon County Schools, Woodbury Grammar School located at 530 West Adams Street in Woodbury, Tennessee was one of the 176 new schools selected to participate in the second cohort of trauma-informed schools in Tennessee.