Recent PCW Speaker Events and Member School Panels:

Winter 2024 – Mental Health Panel
Link to Recording
Presentation Slides
Values Worksheet from Presentation

Winter 2023 – Lower and Middle School Forum
Link to Recording
Event Summary

Fall 2023 – A Discussion with Jennifer Wallace
Information on The Mattering Movement

Spring 2023 – A Discussion with Ana Homayoun
Event Summary

Winter 2023 – Mental Health Panel
Event Summary

Fall 2022 – Lower School Forum
Link to Recording 

Fall 2022 – A Discussion with Dr. Jonathan Dalton
Link to Recording
Event Summary

Spring 2022 – A Discussion with Dr. William Stixrud and Ned Johnson
Event Summary

Winter 2021 – A Discussion with Drs. Chris Thurber and Hendrie Weisinger
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Fall 2021 – A Discussion with Rosetta Lee and Debario Fleming
Event Summary

Additional PCW Speakers:

2019 Fall Speaker – Lisa Damour, Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Tweens and Teens.

2018 Fall Speaker – Lynn Lyons, Preventing Anxiety and Depression — Skills We Can (and Should) Be Teaching Our Children.

2018 Spring Speaker – Beth Kobliner: Raising 21st Century Citizens: The Money Talk

2017 Fall Speaker – Richard Weissbourd, Raising Caring, Empathetic and Happy Children — Strategies for Parents and Educators

2017 Spring Speaker – Glenn Whitman: Learning and Your Child’s Brain — What the Research Suggests

2016 Fall Speaker – Tina Payne Bryson: The Whole-Brain Child and Teen — Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture the Developing Mind

2016 Spring Speaker – Brigid Schulte, Overwhelmed: How to Work, Love & Play When No One Has the Time

2015 Fall Speaker – Jessica Lahey, The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed

2015 Orientation Speaker – Dr. Patricia Lyons, Beyond Over-Parenting

2015 Spring Speaker Ron Lieber – How To Talk to Your Kids About Money

PCW 50th Anniversary Event & Fall Speaker 2014

Susan Cain, Author – Topic: “The Quiet Revolution”

PCW Orientation Speaker 2014

Dr. Patricia Lyons, Educator and Author, St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School

Topic: “The Soul of Success”

PCW Spring Forum 2014

Jesse Torrence, Executive Director of MINDS, Inc.

David Trachenberg, Program Director of MINDS, Inc.

Joslyn Hills, Founder of Slow Lunch

Alison Shulman, Founder of Slow Lunch

Topic: “Using Mindfulness to Cultivate Resilience, Focus, and Compassion at Home and at School”

PCW Fall Speaker 2013

Dr. Brad Sachs, Psychologist and Author

Topic: “Mighty Words: Creating Conversations that Change Children’s Lives”

PCW Orientation Speaker 2013

Michelle Kreibel, Educator, McDonogh School

Topic: “Starting the School Year on the Right Ear – Effective Communication Between Parents, Teachers and Students”

PCW Spring Speaker 2013

April McClain-Delaney, Washington Director of Common Sense Media

Topic: “What Every Parent Should Know About Kids and Technology but Didn’t Know to Ask!”

PCW Fall Speaker 2012

Annie Fox, Educator and Author

Topic: “Why 21st Century Kids Need 21st Century Parenting”

PCW Fall Orientation 2012

Michelle Kreibel, Educator, McDonogh School

Topic: “Top Ten Parenting Do’s and Don’ts”

PCW Fall Speaker 2011

Ned Johnson, President and Founder of Prep Matters

Robert Kosasky, Head of School, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School

Topic: “Raising Successful Learners”

PCW Fall Orientation 2011

Katherine Koestner, Executive Director at Take Back the Night & Executive Director at Campus Outreach Services

Topic: “Keeping Your Child Safe: From Cyber Bullying to Date Rape”