Strategies for summer: How to support students and families

Presenters: Kiri Soares, Marsha Derice, Lisa White, and Jackie DuPont

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After a year of isolation and trauma, we’re all placing a lot of expectations on this summer. How can educators support students’ needs in a balanced way over the summer? During this webinar, district leaders and youth development experts will share how they are approaching summer learning and enrichment this year.       Participants of this webinar will: Consider students’ holistic summer learning needs; Learn how schools and OST programs plan to serve students’ needs this summer; Gain strategies and ideas for addressing students’ social, emotional, and academic needs; and Hear about staffing and professional learning strategies for summer learning.

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Principal at Institute of Math and Science for Young Women, NYC | + posts

Kiri Soares is the principal of the Urban Assembly Institute of Math & Science for Young Women. The mission of UA Institute is to empower young women to become the STEM leaders of the future, leveraging their voice & communities to dismantle existing barriers to those careers for women and women of color. Over her 24 year career in NYC public schools, Soares' north star has always been providing students with high quality challenging learning experiences and nurturing, supportive environments in which students feel safe, held, and pushed to achieve.

English Teacher and Teacher Leader at Urban Assembly Institute of Math & Science for Young Women | + posts

Marsha Derice is an English teacher and teacher leader at the Urban Assembly Institute of Math & Science for Young Women. This summer, she will be Urban Assembly Institute’s acting principal, supervising all summer programs. Marsha has been a NYC educator for 12 years. In her work, she focuses on student-centered, high-level instruction and creating safe, supportive learning environments.

Director of Afterschool Programs and STEM Summer Camps at Spokane Public Schools (WA) | + posts

Lisa White is an administrator in Spokane Public Schools with a career spanning the past 28 years including directorship in express child care programs, career and technical education, and most recently in her current position as director of afterschool programs, express school age childcare, and summer STEM camps. White leads with a focus on social justice and equity, workforce and economic development, and access to high-quality academic enrichment and afterschool experiences for all children and youth pre-K – 12th grade.

Associate Director of Partnerships at The Opportunity Project | + posts

Jackie DuPont serves as the associate director of partnerships at The Opportunity Project, promoting continued growth and understanding of out-of-school time programs and organizations, and focuses on alignment with the needs of partner schools to progress positive youth development and high-quality youth work throughout the city. DuPont is leading The Opp's summer work in partnership with Tulsa Public Schools and youth-serving community organizations. DuPont has served in education-based roles as a teacher and school leader for the last seven years at a Tulsa-based Elementary school.

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