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Hans Appel has worked as a counselor in the Richland School District for the past 19 years and at Enterprise Middle School since it opened.  He’s passionate about school culture, servant leadership, and kindness.  In 2018, EMS was awarded the ASCD Whole Child Award for the State of Washington and the Global “Class Act Award” for creating a culture of excellence through kindness, service, and empathy.  Additionally, they were selected as a finalist in the 2019 PBIS Film Festival and took top prize in the Community, Parents, and Staff category.  
In 2018, Hans launched his own blog about School Culture and rolled out a student-led leadership podcast called Award Winning Culture: Hosted by Wildcat Nation, which can be subscribed, listened or reviewed on iTunes Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify, PodBean, and Libsyn.  
Hans’ blogs have appeared on DisruptED TV magazine, CharacterStrong, and PBIS Rewards.  He’s written social-emotional lessons for CharacterStrong.  Furthermore, he has been featured on numerous educational podcasts speaking his brand of school culture into existence.
He’s been a contributing writer on three upcoming educational books: “ Define Your WHY”,  “Reflective Impact Journal” and “ALL IN: Taking a Gamble in Education.”  Currently, he’s working on his own book about school culture. 
Hans believes that education at its highest level is about helping others discover and develop their JOY.  And when we take the time to intentionally craft an award winning culture, we provide our students with the OPPORTUNITY to pursue joy.
Twitter: @HansNAppel
Instagram: @awardwinningculture

Keynotes, Workshops & Sessions

Creating an Award Winning Culture

After winning the 2018 ASCD Whole Child Award, the 2018-2019 Global Class Act Award for kindness, and being selected as a 2019 PBIS Film Festival Finalist, Wildcat Nation’s Hans Appel will share the secrets to creating an award winning culture through Character, Excellence, and Community.  In a mix of theory and practice, participants will discover the power of positive intentionality and it’s connection to school culture.

Objectives for Breakout or Keynotes:

  • Understanding the key elements of an award winning culture
  • Breaking down the core questions within Character, Excellence, and Community to intentionally infuse a positive school culture.

    Objectives for Workshops: 

    • Understanding the key elements of an award winning culture
    • Breaking down the core questions within Character, Excellence, and Community to intentionally infuse a positive school culture.
    • Applying the Award Winning Culture framework to your school through your circle of influence.
    • Creating an implementation plan to educate the whole child at all levels in your district/building (ONLY for 1 day training).

          Student-Led Podcasting

          Learn how to develop student empowerment through a LEADERSHIP PODCAST. In this session, you will gain first hand knowledge from inception to production of the creation of an epic new platform. Hans Appel from an AWARD WINNING CULTURE (2018 ASCD Whole Child Award for Washington and 2018 Global Class Act Award for Kindness) will guide you through the process and forever shatter the ceiling on student voice.

          Price Range:

          Breakout Session: $1,500
          Keynote: $3,000
          Workshop (3 hours): $4,500
          Full Day Workshop: 5,500