18 Nov 2014

Sadie Funk – The upside of failure – TEDxKids@SMU 2014

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Join me on a virtual trip back to the Ecuadorian Amazon Jungle where I lived with locals (rats, bats, and snakes), drank chicha, spoke Kichwa, and ultimately learned a hard lesson: there is great power in failing.

Sadie Funk brings years of experience in working with families and the community at large to impact change. She learned, firsthand, the complexities of working cross-culturally and building solutions on a community level while stationed in Ecuador during her work in the Peace Corps. She returned to her hometown in Texas and continued to apply her knowledge and work with families in Dallas. In 2009, Sadie began her work with the Together We Learn (TWL) program in the Bachman Lake Dallas area where a dual generation early childhood and parent enrichment program. In 2013, Sadie joined Texas Association for Infant Mental Health (TAIMH) as the Executive Director.

Ms. Funk earned her B.A. in Anthropology from Eckerd College and her M.S. in International Management from the University of Texas at Dallas. She currently serves on the University of Texas at Dallas Children and Families Advisory Board and the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health Planning Board. Ms. Funk shares a passion for helping the community and empowering families to become effective leaders of their child’s education.

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