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February PTO meeting TONIGHT – Wed, Feb 24 at 6:30 pm

At this month’s PTO meeting, we are bringing in experts to talk with us about mental health concerns facing parents, teachers and students during the pandemic.

We’ll tackle everything from the stress and challenges faced when kids are learning from home while parents are working from home to managing the transition of returning to in-person learning for students, parents and teachers alike.

Our panelists will include:

Dr. Gishawn Mance is a clinical psychologist with a practice in downtown Silver Spring. She is also an asst. professor at Howard University. She will give a short slide presentation on how to identify what you’re feeling, understanding that you are not alone and suggesting coping mechanisms to overcome it.

Barbara Paulson is deputy director of Child Services at DC’s Dept. of Behavioral Health. She will give a short slide presentation on available services in DC to help overcome the challenges.

Hahva Gallagher is a licensed clinical social worker and a Shepherd parent to a first grader. She will have the dual role of giving perspective from both sides.

If you have a question to ask, please send to [email protected].

Join us here on TEAMS for the discussion this evening at 6:30 pm.