Brandi Newry headshot

Brandi Newry, Ed.S., M.Ed.

Manager, Training

Brandi, based in Wichita, KS, leads our training and events team. With 15 years of experience as a School Psychologist, she describes her role as bridging the gap between the classroom and the real world. As part of Empowered, she provides teachers with the tools and resources to bring authentic experiences into their lessons. Brandi firmly believes in transforming education by ensuring equal and equitable access for all students, regardless of their background, abilities, or future aspirations.

Through Empowered, Brandi has discovered hidden virtues and talents that were untapped in her previous roles. Her favorite foundational principle is Integrity. She believes in doing the right thing, even when no one is watching ̶ and thinks of this an obligation we have to our communities, big and small. When it comes to people she admires, Brandi looks up to her mentor from her undergrad days, as well as her sister-in-law, who exemplifies unparalleled love, dedication, and kindness.

Areas of Expertise

  • Data analyst
  • Group exercise instructor
  • College football fanatic


  • Favorite music artist – Beyoncé
  • Favorite Book – “The Invisible Gorilla”
  • Watching football
  • Working out
  • Spending time with nieces and nephews
  • Baking