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Watkinson School Presents “Middle School Years: Myths, Realities, and What a Parent Can Do”

A panel discussion at the Children’s Museum on October 16th.


Watkinson School, Hartford’s oldest co-ed independent day school for grades 6-12/PG, is pleased to present Middle School Years: Myths, Realities, and What a Parent Can Do on October 16 at the Children’s Museum in West Hartford. The centerpiece of the evening is a forum about how to navigate the special opportunities, challenges and joy of middle schoolers. Learn why the middle school years are crucial and how to support your unique middle schooler through the often tumultuous years from 6th-8th grade.  The expert panel includes:


• Gary Isenberg, Ph.D., Neuropsychologist 

• Martha Brackeen-Harris, Ph.D., Retired Educator and Middle School Head 

• Teri Schrader, Panel Facilitator and Head of Watkinson School

• Patrick Nickoletti, Ph.D., Univ. of Saint Joseph Professor of Human Development and Family Studies 

The evening includes:

5:30 – 6:00 p.m. — mix and mingle, hors d’oeuvres, wine and soft drinks

6:00-7:00 p.m. — panel discussion

7:00-7:30pm — more hors d’oeuvres and mingling

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at https://watkinsonmiddleschoolyears.brownpapertickets.com.

Watkinson School is Hartford’s oldest co-ed independent day school for grades 6-12/PG. Our next info session for prospective families is October 4 at 9am.