What others are saying about Joel
Chris Hawboldt – Principal
East Jessamine High School
Joel brings an energy to your faculty that is infectious. His stories and applicable strategies will make an instant impact on the climate and culture of your school. Our teachers bought in hook, line, and sinker and are better for it. Joel has been in our shoes and therefore understands the real demands of the job. For this reason, his message brings in the best (and sometimes worst) of our jobs while providing the energy to impact kids. While love is the center of his message, it goes well beyond words.
Michelle Sircy, Ed.D
Counselor Specialist, JCPS Counselors
Recently Joel Katte presented the keynote at our JCPS school counselor summer conference that was held virtually. Going into a virtual conference, we were concerned with providing personalized learning while maintaining the energy that typically comes with colleagues coming together to learn. Joel delivered his message of IGINTE #loveinschools in a powerful way that brought everyone together even though we were socially apart. His energy was contagious and his message could not have come at a better time! Connecting with students, families and staff is more important than ever and Joel made it manageable, personable and he reenergized our passion for the important work we do! I cannot wait to have him back to do trainings in the future. (Pre K-12)
Superintendent of Marshall County Schools
Awesome Opening Day message for the Marshall County School District! Words I needed to hear! Thank you
Sara Crum, Principal
Yesterday our NES students had the opportunity to hear from Joel Katte and IGNITE#loveinschools. We learned about how we can use our super power to show love and kindness to one another. It was a great day! We can’t wait to see the results! Thank you Joel.
Jen Patrick – Principal
Goodridge Elementary School
Joel and his specially crafted PD was the igniter we all needed to remind ourselves that it’s IMPERATIVE for us to lead and love ourselves first so that we can better lead and love our students. We were encouraged with practical strategies, yet challenged us to take steps everyday to stay close to our dreams. In reflection, I see how that connects us to each student who walks through our doors. We all can have a dream – and we can encourage everyone in their pursuit of their dream. A teacher said it best, “Hard topic, comfortable and easy format.” This PD is both a gift and inspiration to all! Book him for your school!
Sarah Zopfi Hubbard
This experience was the most motivating and emotionally awakening “training” I’ve ever attended.
I walked away feeling like any of my kids can and will succeed. Not to mention, my self-confidence was through the roof. I spent days thinking about the tools I was presented with to use in my classroom and everyday life. Thank you!
What an incredible presentation! Thank you for helping us to bond as a staff, and have hope that our loving each other, and our students, can and WILL make a difference!
You are such an inspiration!
Can you come work at our school all the time? PLEASE!!!!! ❤️
This is exactly what schools are lacking today! We face tough, tough challenges and we have to be able to lift each other up and remind ourselves that we are making a difference in this world! Loved this presentation! Hoping we get to have IGNITE come to visit our school!
I had the privilege of attending a session with Joel at the Kentucky School Counselors Association Conference. It was exactly what my colleagues and I needed! When it was time to attend the next session, we opted to stay because we wanted more! Not only did it make us reflect on our role as school counselors, but it also made us look at our own personal lives! We left the session wanting more. Thank you Joel for feeding our mind, body, heart, and spirit!
Dr. Randy Poe
Executive Director of the NKy Education Council
What a presentation you did! Nothing but rave reviews. Your sessions were awesome and will change generations for years to come.
This man is hilarious! The stories he brought in from his own life really disarmed me, and before I knew it, I was hearing with open ears. The spirit of what Joel believes got me thinking about my school in a fresh way. The session flew by, because I was either cracking up or scheming on how I can use his tips to improve my practice, or discussing at my table. Time well spent.
Tara Isaacs, Ed.D. – Director, Professional Development & Learning Jefferson County Public Schools
FIRE BRAND Fire opening keynote from @IGNITELovePD at @JCPSKY FLEX PD Day focused on climate & culture. Wish educators (and teams) across the world could hear these sessions. Timely, laser-focused Direct hit & heartfelt for today’s leaders in every setting.
Superintendent Jill Ackerman
Joel’s Opening Day keynote was very uplifting and inspiring for our Lima City Schools staff. He reminded us all about the need to develop great relationships with our students while being able to maintain that balance between our professional careers and personal well being. His humor and real life stories really touched everyone’s hearts. Everyone walked away feeling refreshed and ready to conquer another year!