about us and mission

What We Do

Happy Teacher Revolution is a Baltimore-born, international movement with the mission to support the mental health and wellness of teachers. Our long term goal is to empower educators to initiate HTR meetings across every school district in the US

Our Vision

Our vision is for teachers to feel empowered to claim happiness as their own. We believe that teachers should not feel obligated to sacrifice their wholeness
or well-being in order to perform well

How It Works

Teachers come together, sit in a circle, and the teacher facilitating the meeting reads the mission of HTR and the twelve wellness choices. Teachers then share with one another their experiences in education and any wellness strategies that have worked for them.

We aim to build mentally healthy teachers who can subsequently
build emotionally healthy students


Latest News

  • Podcast – Trauma Informed Education By Dr. Kay Ayre

    Check out https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/trauma-informed-education/id1202867697?mt=2&i=1000422048574

    October 23, 2018
  • Happy Teachers Practice Self-Care

    By Madeline Will Secure your own oxygen mask first before assisting children. That saying aboard planes has resonated with Danna Thomas, a kindergarten teacher in Baltimore who founded a teacher-support group called Happy Teacher Revolution. “We can’t be there in our fullest capacity to teach kids if we’re not in our fullest capacity ourselves,” she said. “No

    October 23, 2018
  • How Teachers Can Practice Self-Care in the Classroom

    By Mathew Portell Every aspect of being a principal is important, but many principals miss the key to creating true success in their schools: taking care of their teachers. Teachers are the key, and it must be on the principal to value and support them! As I mentioned in my first post here, my school has

    October 23, 2018

Shortly about us

Short Term Goals: Initiate international pilot of Happy Teacher Revolution facilitator training via online platform in May 2018.

Long Term Goals: Empower educators to initiate HTR meetings across every school district in the US.

Often, teachers are asked to give so much in terms of time, money, and emotional capacity. We strive to empower teachers to push back on these expectations in hopes of them striking a balance between excellent teaching and personal sustainability.