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“Kick-Off” Friday, October 12 with Renowned Coach Joe Ehrmann

Location: St. Margaret’s Performing Arts Center, Hurlbut Theater

Nationally-renowned speakers Joe Ehrmann, Dr. Carol Dweck, Marc Elliot, Dr. Tony Wagner and Dr. Jennifer Bryan headline the 2012-2013 St. Margaret’s Parent Teacher Fellowship Parent-Up Speakers Series. The series, announced today by St. Margaret’s Academic Dean Dr. Jeneen Graham and PTF Parent Education Chair Jennifer Arundale, is made possible through grants from the Parent Teacher Fellowship. All speakers will present in the St. Margaret’s Performing Arts Center, Marcus D. Hurlbut Theater at 9 a.m.

“Our 2012-2013 PTF Parent-Up Speakers Series brings leading research and viewpoints of renowned experts to address social, academic and parenting themes and topics that support the St. Margaret’s mission, philosophy and academic program. We are grateful to our Parent Teacher Fellowship for developing this thought-provoking program and excited for the invaluable insights and compelling discussions that will certainly emerge,” said Dr. Graham.

Mr. Joe Ehrmann

Friday, October 12

The series kicks-off with former NFL star, motivational speaker and coach, Mr. Joe Ehrmann. Mr. Ehrmann will present on the topic of “Raising Healthy Men and Women in the 21st Century.” The focus of this lecture is on raising morally healthy and socially responsible children in today’s world. As author of InSideOut Coaching, Joe has presented to elite athletes, business leaders, schools and coaches for 30 years.

Tartans Athletic Director and Girls Volleyball Head Coach Susie Maga said, “Joe Ehrmann’s advice for coaching and for life has had a significant impact on me professionally and personally. After more than 20 years of coaching, his message has changed the way I work with my players, coaches and even my own children. Because of this impact I have shared Mr. Ehrmann’s book with my entire Tartan coaching staff. I am excited that Joe is coming here to share his message with our community which extends beyond coaching into teaching, parenting and life.”

Joe Ehrmann develops leaders to be their best – personally, professionally and relationally – in business, on the field, in school and in life. Joe was featured on the cover of Parade Magazine as “The Most Important Coach in America.” Joe will present to faculty, staff, parents and guests. He will also meet with St. Margaret’s Middle and Upper School students. For more information on Joe Ehrmann, visit www.coachforamerica.com.

Dr. Carol Dweck

Friday, November 9

Acclaimed Stanford University psychologist, Dr. Carol Dweck will visit St. Margaret’s to discuss the focus of her book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.

“Dr. Carol Dweck will share research about how one’s mindset dictates success in life. She will explain the contrast between a fixed and growth mindset and share the results of decades of research. Highlighting our cultural fascination with excellence, she will debunk the myth that some people are just born with it. Every truly successful person, regardless of aptitude, has had to work toward success and persevere through failure. A true message of lifelong learning, Dr. Dweck proves that the focus on learning needs to be growth over time and a realization that setbacks are just part of the process,” said Dr. Graham.

Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., is a leading researcher in the field of motivation and is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. Her research focuses on why students succeed and how to foster their success. More specifically, her work has demonstrated the role of mindsets in success and has shown how praise for intelligence can undermine students’ motivation and learning.

She has also held professorships at Columbia and Harvard Universities, has lectured to education, business, and sports groups all over the world, and has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences. She recently won the Distinguished Scientific Contribution award from the American Psychological Association, the highest award in Psychology.

Her work has been prominently featured in such publications as The New Yorker, Newsweek, Time, The New York Times and The London Times, with recent feature stories on her work in the San Francisco Chronicle and the Washington Post, and she has appeared on such shows as Today, Good Morning America, NPR’s Morning Edition, and 20/20. Her bestselling book Mindset (published by Random House) has been widely acclaimed and has been translated into 20 languages.

For more information on Dr. Carol Dweck, visit http://mindsetonline.com.

Mr. Marc Elliot

**Note Date Change to Friday, March 1

Mr. Marc Elliot will present on his book What Makes you Tic. In his presentation, Marc discusses the fundamental lesson of teaching tolerance and how to live with our own differences, and those of others. Marc has risen above many physical challenges including Tourette syndrome, and provides an energetic and insightful look into what it means to be truly tolerant in a critical world. For more information, visit www.marcelliot.com.

Dr. Tony Wagner

Friday, February 1

Dr. Tony Wagner, bestselling author and acclaimed global speaker, will present research and thoughts from his book Creating Innovators: The Making of Children Who Will Change the World. Currently, Tony is the Education Fellow at the Technology & Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard University where he also received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in education. For more information, visit www.tonywagner.com.

Dr. Jennifer Bryan

Friday, April 19

Dr. Jennifer Bryan presents: “From the Dress-Up Corner to the Senior Prom: Navigating Gender and Sexuality Diversity in Pre-K – 12th Grade.” Jennifer Bryan, Ph.D., is a psychologist and educational consultant with more than 25 years of experience working with administrators, teachers, parents, students and school communities. She is currently focused on helping schools identify and utilize their best pedagogical practices in addressing gender and sexuality diversity matters in preschool – grade 12. For more information visit, www.jenniferbryanphd.com.

Mrs. Arundale, who is a St. Margaret’s parent of two daughters, said, “Our Parent-Up committee worked thoughtfully to identify and secure speakers that would be informative and inspirational to teachers, faculty, staff, parents and students. In most cases, the speakers will address faculty during designated professional development time with a tailored faculty-focused message, followed by talks with the parent community,” she said. “When appropriate, students will also hear from these speakers in student-focused discussions.”

All St. Margaret’s parents are highly encouraged to attend and invite friends and family to these events. The Parent-Up series is open to parents and friends from the local community. Speakers books will be available for purchase through the PTF beginning October 1. For more information call: 949.661-0109, ext. 351.

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  • Chris Gencarella said:

    Nice work ladies! It looks like a fantastic line up of speakers!