Recognize and Overcome ‘All or Nothing’ Thinking

Recognize and Overcome All or Nothing Thinking - Wellstyles - Valley Schools

You’ve set a goal for the new year to meditate every night before you go to bed. You do this every night for the first three weeks until you unexpectedly fall asleep watching a movie on Saturday night. The next day you wake up disappointed and think to yourself, “I didn’t keep my New Year’s goal, I fail at everything.” … Read More

Why Working With a Employee Benefits Consultant is a Must

Employee Benefits Consulting in Arizona - Valley Schools

With a wide array of health plans, benefit options, and employee needs, it almost goes without saying that working with an employee benefits expert is a must. In an era where remote working and risk mitigation is crucial to your operations, Valley Schools has several key reasons why you should work with a trusted employee benefits consultant. Resolving Compliance Issues … Read More

Wellness Goals: Staying Accountable in the New Year

Goal setting is an opportunity to reflect on the past and plan for the year ahead. Take a look at what went well in 2020 – your wins, what you can work on, and goals for the upcoming year. Don’t confuse goal setting or setting intentions with the term “New Year’s resolution.” Now is the perfect time to reset but … Read More

Employee Benefits Trends to Watch in 2021

Trends in Employee Benefits - Arizona Schools and Municipalities - Valley Schools

One of the many great reminders of 2020 is that no matter how hard we try, we cannot predict what the future holds. Our priorities have shifted considerably due to the COVID-19 pandemic and many of those priorities are in direct correlation to our health and our careers. Employers in the public sector have had a front seat to change, … Read More

Laura L. Felten to join Valley Schools as Chief Financial Officer

Valley Schools is excited to announce that Laura L. Felten, CPA will be joining the Valley Schools Management Group as Chief Financial Officer this coming April. The addition of Laura Felten to the Valley Schools Management Group brings a fresh voice and insight to our mission to provide tailored and innovative solutions with a primary focus on improving individual health … Read More

Tips To Stay Connected This Holiday Season

Stay Connected - How social relationships are important for our health and wellbeing

For many, the holiday season may look quite different this year. Whether it is a change in the number of guests, or maybe choosing not to travel, it is still incredibly important to stay connected to loved ones. Staying connected refers to the strong sense of belonging one feels when surrounded by close friends and family. How social relationships affect … Read More

Public Sector Employers Recognized for Employee Health!

Women meditating, Healthiest Employers

CONGRATULATIONS to the amazing public sector employers for being named as honorees for the Healthiest Employers in Arizona! City of Peoria City of Surprise Glendale Elementary School District Town of Gilbert City of Scottsdale City of Tucson City of Phoenix Mesa Public Schools Three Valley Schools members will be honored, Dysart Unified School District, Glendale Elementary School District, and the City of … Read More

Procurement of Hearing Officers for Student Discipline Hearings

hearing officer, student dicipline

Procurement of Hearing Officers for Student Discipline Hearings By Bill Munch, CPPO, CPPB Hopefully, none of our students are currently facing discipline issues this early in the year, and since online learning is the way of the world right now. However, I received a question via one of the many listservs I belong to regarding whether or not student discipline … Read More

Valley Schools CSA Day – More Good Work

Valley Schools CSA Day

More good work that Valley Schools is doing! Through the partnership of Valley Schools and Local First Arizona, 120 schools and city staff throughout Maricopa County were able to get fresh local produce from Sun Produce Coop that sources from our farms right here in Arizona. As a part of the initiatives of the Valley Schools wellness program, WellStyles aims … Read More