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Welcome to the 2016 Yale SOM Education Leadership Conference! We look forward to seeing you in New Haven on April 7-8. Feel free to take a look at the conference agenda below. If you have any questions, please reach out to educationconference@yale.edu
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Friday, April 8 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Success for the Whole Child: Linking Social-Emotional Learning and Mental Health

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According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as many as 1 in 5 children struggles with a mental disorder in a given year. Poor mental health can affect a child's ability to focus in school and to develop positive relationships with peers and family members. At the same time, a growing body of evidence suggests that social-emotional learning is critical to long-term academic success. If we accept that learning and non-academic factors are linked, are schools then responsible for students’ social-emotional development and mental health? If so, what policies and resources need to be in place to accomplish this? And how can we better coordinate efforts to promote SEL and mental health resources within schools and school communities?

Moderators
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Phil Vaccaro

Vice President, Parthenon-EY
Phil Vaccaro is a Vice President at Parthenon-EY where he works in the firm's Education Practice. Phil has led numerous K-12 public education projects for school districts on topics ranging from teacher and leader effectiveness, school management and accountability, and district finance. Phil has also led business planning projects with education non-profits and strategy projects with education foundations. Prior to joining Parthenon, Phil... Read More →

Speakers
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Catherine Good, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist, Turnaround for Children
Dr. Good is Senior Research Specialist at Turnaround for Children and an associate professor of psychology at CUNY’s Baruch College and The Graduate Center. Her research focuses on factors impacting student achievement, learning, motivation and self-image. Specifically, she studies the impact of mindsets—theories of intelligence, belonging and persistence—on students’ academic outcomes and teachers’ pedagogical practices. | | Dr. Good... Read More →
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James Grant

National Director, Stress-Free Schools
Dr. Jamie Grant received his A.B. and doctorate in education from Harvard University. He is a pioneer in the application of and research on meditation in school settings. After 16 years as professor and dean at Maharishi University of Management, he has spent the last ten years working with the implementation of the Transcendental Meditation/Quiet Time program in schools around the country. He co-founded the Center for Wellness and Achievement in... Read More →
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Renee LeeHim

Director of Capacity Building, NYC Department of Education
Renée LeeHim, originally from in Toronto, Canada and raised in Amherst, Massachusetts, started her career as a special education teacher through Teach For America (TFA). Following her TFA commitment, Renée went on to lead teacher recruitment for Democracy Prep Public Schools, and to TFA’s national team helping to launch The Collective, TFA’s national alumni of color association. Renée’s work continued at TFA as a Chief of Staff where she... Read More →
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Daniel Oscar

CEO, Center for Supportive Schools
Daniel Oscar is CEO of Center for Supportive Schools, which advances the efforts of schools across the country to develop their students into leaders who help make schools safer, more supportive, engaging, and inspiring. He was one of the founders of Teach For America, and President & Founder of The Learning Project. Daniel has served as a consultant to many education organizations and is on the Board of the Northeast Charter Schools Network... Read More →
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Shauna Tominey

Associate Research Scientist, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
Shauna Tominey, PhD is the Director of Early Childhood Programming and Teacher Education at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. Her research focuses on developing and evaluating programs aimed at promoting emotional intelligence for children and adults. Dr. Tominey has been a keynote speaker for numerous conferences, including the Young Child Expo in NYC and the Annual Birth to Three Institute in Washington, D.C. She recently... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2016 3:00pm - 4:15pm
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