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SPEAK Events for Parent Education
CAIS is a member of Speakers for Parent Educators and Knowledge (SPEAK), a coalition of San Francisco K-8 schools that have joined together to enhance parent education. The group’s goal is to enrich the education and learning experience of our families, our children and our communities.
SPEAK has announced a terrific slate of speakers for the 2017 – 2018 school year:
|Wednesday, October 4, 2017
The Hamlin School
Susan Cain TED Talk superstar and author of Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking and Quiet Power: the Secret Strengths of Introverts.
|Wednesday, February 7, 2018
San Francisco Friends School
|Julie Lythcott-Haims, a gifted and impactful speaker, and New York Times Best-Selling Author of How to Raise and Adult. Due out this fall, her newest release is Real American; A Memoir.|
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Dr. Laura Kastner, adolescent and pediatric psychologist and author of Getting to Calm, Wise-Minded Parenting, The Seven Year Stretch, and the Launching Years, covering a range of parenting challenges from birth all the way through college and beyond.
CAIS Parent Representatives
Patricia Martell, Michelle Kemper Verplaetse, and Stephanie Reynaga serve as CAIS parent representatives for the group. SPEAK pools resources among CAIS and other member schools. Its volunteer board members (typically 2 per school) plan, organize and hold exciting and timely parent education events. Patricia Martell explains, “Usually this is a talk given by an expert in the field who has recently published a relevant book. Sometimes, it’s a panel discussion around a topic of interest or we’ll hold a screening of a relevant film.”
All SPEAK events are free for CAIS parents.