WNS Speaker Series

Each year, WNS invites renown speakers, authors, and educational experts to speak with members of the community. We invite local community members and schools to learn from these inspirational people. Below are a few of the recent speakers, and keep an eye out for future events!

Past Speakers

Ijeoma Oluo

Author of the New York Times Best-Seller So You Want to Talk about RaceIjeoma Oluo, addressed timely issues such as race, racism, intersectionality, and more. She also met with our middle school students for an inspirational conversation about the power they have to shape the future.

Lori Getz

Internet Safety Specialist, Lori Getz, gave a talk to parents on “Cyber Education: Internet Safety, Security, and Ethics. She also met with 4th-8th grade students to discuss technology use and safety.

Wendy Mogel

Clinical psychologist and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Wendy Mogel spoke about her books, The Blessing of a Skinned KneeThe Blessing of a B Minus, and Voice Lessons for Parents: What to Say, How to Say It, and When to Listen.

Claude Steele

Claude Steele spoke about “Stereotype Threat and Identity Threat: The Science of a Diverse Community,” exploring the psychological significance of community and its role in learning. Claude Steele is an internationally renowned social scientist and Professor of Psychology at Stanford University, best known for his work on stereotype threat and its application to student academic performance.

Alison Park

We were pleased to welcome Alison Park, the founder of Blink Consulting, to WNS to speak about Beyond Diversity. Alison spent the morning working with our faculty, followed by the parent session, and lastly with our middle school students.