Classroom Conundrum: Supporting Educators to Enhance Well-Being and Engagement

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Despite an increased focus on mental health at work, most employees aren’t feeling better. According to Calm’s 2024 Voice of the Workplace Report, 69% of survey respondents said their mental health stayed the same or got worse in the past year. Because mental health is the foundation of your workforce’s ability to be engaged, productive, and creative, mental health support is no longer a “nice-to-have” benefit–it is critical to an organization’s ability to succeed. In this session, hear how the HR leaders at Duluth Public Schools are supporting mental well-being to manage stress and anxiety, reduce burnout and ultimately, enhance employee engagement and retention. 

You’ll learn:

  • The latest Calm research on the current state of workforce mental health
  • How Duluth Public Schools is addressing stress, burnout, and anxiety among its faculty and staff to enhance employee retention and engagement
  • How Duluth Public Schools offers preventive tools to address a gap in mental health benefits 


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Kinsey Klasnich

Benefits Coordinator, Duluth Public Schools

Kinsey Klasnich is the current Benefits Coordinator for the Duluth Public Schools, where she oversees the benefits for 1500 active employees and 50 retirees. Kinsey has worked in the school district since September 2021. Previously, she worked in Human Resources for long-term care facilities and adult foster care, where she found her true passion in employee wellness and workplace culture.

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Nina Bankar

VP, Customer Success, Calm

Nina Bankar is the Vice President of Customer Success at Calm. She has spent the past 20+ years in Customer Success roles at Peoplesoft | Oracle, Salesforce, Box, and spent several years providing strategic consulting to a variety of technology companies. Nina is passionate about building teams that focus on customer engagement, adoption, support and training.