Join us for our March
CCWT Speaker Series Event!
Trauma-Informed Transformations in Schools
Film Screening of Paper Tigers +
Speaker Talk & Discussion with Jim Sporleder
Tuesday, March 21st, 2023
12:00-1:00 PM ET
Paper Tigers follows a year in the life of a high school that has radically changed its approach to disciplining its students, becoming a model for how to break the cycle of poverty, violence, and disease that affects families.
Jim Sporleder retired in 2014 as Principal of Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, WA. Under Jim’s leadership, Lincoln High School became a “Trauma-Informed” school, gaining national attention due to a dramatic drop in out-of-school suspensions, increased graduation rates and the number of students going on to post-secondary education. These dramatic changes at Lincoln caught the attention of Jamie Redford, who spent a year filming the documentary, Paper Tigers, which tells the Lincoln story. The documentary was released at the May 2015 Seattle International Film Festival and received positive reviews. Jim is currently working as a trauma-informed coach/consultant as well as a trainer with the Children’s Resilience Initiative, based in Walla Walla. His travels as a consultant, keynote speaker, presenter and trainer have taken him all over the United States.