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Mandy Froehlich

Adversity itself is not what defines us. It is how we react to that adversity and the choices we make that creates who we are and how we will persevere. The Fire Within: Lessons from defeat that have ignited a passion for learning is a compilation of stories from amazing educators who have faced personal adversity head on and have become stronger people for it.

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Mandy Froehlich is the Director of Innovation and Technology in Wisconsin where she supports and encourages educators to create innovative change in their classrooms. Her passion lies in reinvigorating and re-engaging teachers back into their profession, including supporting teachers' mental health and wellness, as well as what is needed to support teachers in their pursuit of innovative and divergent thinking in their classroom. She consults with school districts around the country in the effective use of technology to support great teaching, creating a culture of support for innovation and divergent thinking, and motivating teachers to re-engage in their profession.