A Data-Driven Approach to Student Health & Wellness

How do you know your clinical counseling is improving symptoms? How do you know all the prevention efforts are shifting behaviors around wellness?

This presentation will deconstruct a village approach to targeting wellbeing concerns with students in real time and offer prevention and clinical tools that are evidence based to improve student wellbeing.

 

The fee for this program is included in your TABS membership. 


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Date

Feb 9 2022

Time

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Feb 9 2022
  • Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Types

VIRTUAL

Speakers

  • Dr. Sarah Ferraro Cunningham PsyD

    Dr. Sarah Ferraro Cunningham is a licensed psychologist specializing in substance use in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Cunningham pursued her master’s degree at Northeastern University in 2000, where she completed her training with Cambridge Health Alliance, an affiliate of Harvard University Medical School. Dr. Cunningham’s expertise and passion for education led her to emerge as a leader in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she currently provides training, consultation and education classes to university administrators, mental health providers and college students.

  • Lisa Roethling
    Director of Counseling at The Hill School. LPC, LAT, ACS

    Ms. Roethling has served as the Director of Counseling since 2018, moving from Europe for the opportunity to start a clinical program model for The Hill School. This model includes clinicians providing individual and family psychotherapy, crisis intervention, triage, and short-term group therapy to students. She is passionate about her work with students and enjoys opportunities to consult with faculty, staff, and student organizations whenever possible. She also enjoys teaching and providing training on several topics that impact adolescent development. Her areas of specialty in counseling range from treating anxiety/depression, substance abuse, eating disordered behaviors, and other addictive behaviors. She has 15 years of experience working in residential and school-based settings. Before working at The Hill, she was the worldwide director of clinical services for Army-DODEA Adolescent Support and Counseling Services. This program was in seven countries, plus Hawaii, and covered a footprint of 19 schools.

WILLIAM GILYARD

Will Gilyard is in his 19th year of working in independent schools. In 2020, he returned to his alma mater Choate Rosemary Hall to take on the roles of Form Dean, and Alumni Engagement Associate. Will joined Choate after nine years at the Kingswood Oxford School (KO), a 6-12 independent day school located in West Hartford, CT, where he served as Dean of Students, an upper school math teacher, assistant football coach, and faculty advisor for the United Students club and Boys of Color group. At Choate, Will is the faculty adviser to Choate Afro Latino Men (CALM), and Girls Who Code (GWC).

Will also serves as a core faculty member and helped create the curriculum for the Institute for New Teachers of Color in Independent Schools, created in 2020, the Interschool Leadership Institute, created in 2013. Will also served as a core faculty member of the Kingswood Oxford Leadership Institute for Educators of Color (KOLIEC) from 2011-2018 and helped create the curriculum for the mentoring/advising circles for institute participants.

Before joining KO, Will was the Head of the Upper School at the Cathedral School of St. John the Divine in New York City. He serves on the board of advisors for the IDEAL School, also located in New York City. He is passionate about the role of educators in independent schools, specifically in the lives of students of color. Will has attended numerous workshops, conferences, and institutes related to leadership in independent schools and anti-racist education. Will had the honor of being a member of a think tank for the CARLE institute. 

Will has his B.A. in Psychology from Williams College and his M.A. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of St. Joseph. Will is thrilled to be a part of the TABS (The Association of Boarding Schools) team and looks forward to working with energized and focused individuals who are interested in being change agents in the residential life sphere.

Will and his wife, Afton, ALP/Enrichment Teacher in Stratford Public Schools reside in Wallingford, CT with their two sons, William (10) and Maxwell (8).

RYAN PAGOTTO

Associate Head of School Ryan Pagotto ’97 joined Blair’s faculty in 2002 and is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the School on matters related to student and residential life, including health and counseling services, athletics and co-curricular programs. He runs Monday School Meeting and, among other things, is known for greeting students in the morning at the Clinton Hall doorway and offering freshly picked apples from his office during the month of October. In addition to his administrative responsibilities, Ryan serves as a member of the history department and teaches Global Issues. He also authors the monthly e-newsletter From Hilltop to Home, a communication designed to help new boarding-school parents navigate the ins and outs of the Blair experience.

Over the course of his time at Blair, Ryan has served as a history teacher, head tennis coach, a dorm head and Dean of Admission. He completed his undergraduate work at Dickinson College, where he captained the men’s tennis team, and earned a master’s degree in educational leadership from Columbia University. Before joining the faculty at Blair, Ryan taught at the Taft Summer School in Watertown, Connecticut, and Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, Pennsylvania. He also spent three summers as program director of the Cambridge Prep Experience at Peterhouse College, Cambridge University.

In addition to his roles in schools, Ryan has served as a faculty member for the TABS (The Association of Boarding Schools) Summer Session and is a regular presenter at national boarding and independent school conferences on student and residential life.

Ryan and his wife, Jennifer, performing arts department chair and Director of Instrumental Music at Blair, live in Grullon House with their children, Jack, Will, Ella and Addison, and their dog, Teagan. The Pagottos enjoy opening their home to Blair students, faculty and staff members throughout the year.

SUSAN BALDRIDGE

Susan served as a professor and leader at Middlebury College for over 25 years, most recently as Executive Vice President and Provost, leading Middlebury’s academic programs across multiple campuses – Middlebury, Bread Loaf, Monterey – as well as study abroad locations around the world. Prior to her Provostship, Susan served as Vice President for Strategy and Planning, Dean of Planning and Assessment, and Dean of the Faculty. She is a tenured Professor of Psychology and taught throughout her time at Middlebury.

Susan began her consulting firm in 2018, advising schools, colleges, non-profits and foundations in the areas of strategy, planning and governance; and coaching senior administrators to build leadership capacity and support change management. This led her to partner with TABS in 2019, in the development of TABS current strategic plan.

In addition to consulting, Susan co-authored the book, The College Stress Test, an analysis of educational markets and tools for helping schools to identify their place within market trends. The book was named one of the best books on higher education in 2020 by Forbes Magazine. Susan has presented extensively on topics relating to human sexuality, social psychology, and the psychology of women and gender. She received her B.S. with highest honors in Psychology, Phi Beta Kappa, at Denison University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Social Psychology at UCLA.