Presented by Katie Dorn, MFT, LSC, CEO and Co-Founder, EmpowerU; and Michelle Langenfeld, Ed.D., Former Superintendent, Green Bay Area Public School District (WI)
Today’s students face an unprecedented combination of challenges and issues that can interfere with their well-being and disrupt their learning, but there are also new opportunities to provide districtwide support for their mental health while helping individual students learn to help themselves.
Presented by Monica Brady-Myerov, CEO and Founder, Listenwise, and Author, Listen Wise: Teach Students to be Better Listeners; and Dr. Scott Petri, High School History Teacher, John F. Kennedy High School (CA)
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
Elbow bumps and smiles. Affirmations. Recognizing that everyone matters. Sounds like a lovefest, right? It is, but in school, hope-building and life-affirming practices can grow students’ self-pride and resilience. Such strategies support students as they navigate challenging times (like the pandemic), and build their social-emotional strength to pursue a future rich with possibility, explained educational leaders in the edLeader Panel “Hope, Mattering, and Moving Forward,” sponsored by Gaggle. The panelists shared ways they make students feel they genuinely matter and propel their forward movement with hopefulness.
Presented by Angela Maiers, Founder and CEO, Choose2Matter; Derrick Conley, Executive Principal, Birch and Parkway Elementary Schools, Pine Tree ISD (TX); and Dr. Quintin Shepherd, Superintendent, Victoria Independent School District (TX)
Moderated by Paget Hetherington, Vice President, Marketing, Gaggle
Presented by Stephanie Filio, M.Ed., School Counselor and Author
Presented by Dena Simmons, Ed.D., Assistant Director, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, Yale University, CT; Dr. Baron R. Davis, Superintendent, Richland School District Two, SC; and Doris Corporan, Counselor, New York City
Join education leaders working on the front lines of distance learning as they share how they are successfully implementing social-emotional and mental health supports for students and staff in a distance learning environment.