The Tonasket School District (WA) experienced two student suicides in the last three months, surprising everyone. Steve McCullough, the district superintendent, described the students as active in high school and great athletes with bright futures. Nobody thought they had any problems.
Presented by Dave Chaplin, Principal, Stanton Academy and Alternative Programs, Yakima School District (WA); Steve McCullough, Superintendent, Tonasket School District (WA); and John MacPhee, Executive Director and CEO, The Jed Foundation
Presented by Marc Zimmerman, CEO, The Social Express; Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, CEO, Digital Respons-Ability; and Karen Allen, National Education Coordinator, The Social Express
Moderated by Joyce Whitby, President, Innovations4Education
It’s been a rough year, especially for students. Virtual and hybrid learning, schools opening and closing, struggles with technology and access, sickness and restrictions. Who wouldn’t be anxious, scared and out of sorts with this level of disruption?
Presented by James J. Crist, Ph.D., C.S.A.C., Psychologist and Substance Abuse Counselor
Presented by Bari Koral, Kids Yoga Expert and Popular Recording Artist
Presented by Lauren Tarshis, SVP and Editor-In-Chief/Publisher, Scholastic Classroom Magazines; Pam Allyn, Author, Speaker, Innovator, and Education Expert; and Audra Wallace, Editorial Director, Scholastic News
For students in Jacksonville, FL and surrounding Duval County, where non-academic barriers often interfered with success in school, the implementation of mental health programs and other wellness initiatives has been accompanied by significant improvements in graduation rates and other important metrics.
Presented by Lori Lynass, Ed.D., Executive Director, Sound Supports; Bridget Walker, Ph.D., Associate Director, Sound Supports; and Miyoshi Knox, AUSL Turnaround Principal, Stagg School of Excellence, Chicago Public Schools (IL)
Moderated by Jessica Berlinski, Director K-12, Ripple Effects
Presented by Ana Moreno, Instructional Technology Specialist, Kennesaw State University
Moderated by Jennifer Ehehalt, Sr. Regional Manager, Common Sense Education