speaker series for parents

Join the Gower Foundation for Excellence in Education for a  Parent Speaker Series focused on topics important to you. Our goal is to provide experts on the topics which are important to all of us as parents, especially as we navigate raising children in the 21st Century. Each session will be presented by Gower speakers engaged in work directly related to each topic. Each session will conclude with a  Q&A by the Gower Administrative team and the incredible staff who can help speak to how our district is approaching these topics with our children. As always, we welcome any suggestions and feedback from you all. We look forward to seeing you virtually or at Gower Middle School for each of these interesting talks!

2020-21 Speaker Series for Parents Topics

Session #1:

Using Assessments as a Teaching and Learning Tool:

Driving the Discourse around Student-Centered Growth

Guest Speakers:

Ms. Rebecca Laratta, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Student Support Services

Ms. Meg Hoff, Gower West Instructional Student Support Specialist & Band Teacher

Mr. Steve Prorok, Gower Middle Instructional Student Support Specialist & Reading Specialist

When:  Thursday, November 12, 2020

Session #2: LIKE Documentary

Guest Speakers: Enjoy a virtual screening of the film followed by a panel discussion with the film makers. 

When:  Thursday, February 11, 2021

Time:     7:00 - 8:30 pm


* Families, educators, students, employees and members of any community can benefit from this film (appropriate for age 10 years+).

Session #3: Mental health care for your child: Building resilience and managing change during the pandemic

Guest Speakers: Gower Teachers and Staff

When:  Thursday, March 18, 2021



COVID-19 Statement: The Gower Foundation is working hard to plan events that are relevant and scheduled in advance within the constraints of these unprecedented circumstances we are all navigating right now. With this in mind, please note that dates and topics are subject to change. We will share any relevant updates if changes occur.