Preparing our students for transitions

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Preparing our students for transitions (April 4, 2023)
Co-presented with the New England League of Middle Schools (NELMS)
This discussion focused on supporting students through pivotal transitions in their education - from elementary to middle school and from middle school to high school. Our panel of educators shared intentional practices to prepare students for their next grade, next chapter, next building, and next developmental phase of their life.


  • Dr. Peter Gillen, Principal, West Springfield Middle School, Massachusetts, USA
  • Jade Gopie, Assistant Superintendent, Waterbury Public Schools, Connecticut, USA
  • Dr. Allison Jordan-Hurtt, Principal, Catholic Academy of Bridgeport - St. Augustine, Connecticut, USA
  • Sebasti√°n Olivares Lizana, CSE (Comprehensive Sexuality Education) Curriculum Coordinator, American International School of Bucharest, Romania