2nd Annual Safe School Summit & ESP Celebration

2nd Annual Safe School Summit

The MTA is joining with the Northwestern District Attorney's Office for a daylong training aimed at giving educators the knowledge and tools to positively impact student mental health in our classrooms and schools.

The 2nd Annual Safe School Summit Conference, to be held on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center in Northampton, will provide educators with tools, techniques and strategies to support youth managing their mental health in schools.

The keynote address will be delivered by Ross W Greene, Ph.D., a child psychologist and author of The Explosive Child. A range of workshops focusing on student mental health and related issues will follow Greene’s keynote address. Click here to view the day’s agenda.

Dennis Van Roekel
Dennis Van Roekel

Beginning at 2:45 p.m., a reception honoring education support professionals will take place. Wednesday, November 20, is National Education Support Professionals Day, which is part of American Education Week, a week of events to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education.

The gathering will feature remarks by NEA President Dennis Van Roekel and MTA President Paul Toner. Also attending the reception are Laura Montgomery, president of the National Council for Education Support Professionals; NEA ESP of the Year Donna Schulze, a paraeducator from Maryland; and Jean Fay, a former MTA ESP and president of the Amherst-Pelham Education Association.

The summit is currently at capacity, but MTA members are invited to attend the ESP celebration. To register, please call Maureen Noyes, MTA, 617-878-8305.

Click here to view photos from the Safe School Summit and ESP Celebration on our Flickr site.