Jim Sporleder, creator of Paper Tigers: a documentary on how being trauma informed transformed his school

Lead, Inspire, Innovate

Image of Jim Sporleder, creator of the documentary Paper Tigers: how being trauma-informed transformed his school


Jim Sporleder has dedicated the next chapter of his life to assisting schools become more trauma informed and centers of healing. After 33 years as an educator and most recently as principal of Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, WA, Jim and his staff’s pioneering work was documented in the movie Paper Tigers. Recently Jim, along with Heather Forbes, published an Implementation Guide for Administrators and School Personnel. The manual is designed to provide a step-by-step guide on how to turn any building into a trauma-informed school. This workshop will connect to all 10 Leadership Standards.

Registration is $25.00 per person. If there are more than 20 staff attending from a district and they register with a P.O., the maximum we will bill that district is $500. To request a Zoom for your district please have one district administrator designated as the contact person and click on this link and complete a brief google form.

For more information about Jim Sporleder and other speakers as part of the Lead, Inspire, Innovate series, please visit our website.

The workshop is Thursday, October 7th, 2021, 9-11 a.m for School Superintendents and 1-3 p.m. for Principals, School Leaders and All Educators.

To register: Registration Link

For questions or more information on registration, please contact Amy Moine.