Stanley Speaker Series

  • Stanley Speaker Series is a joint effort of Stanley BPS and our Parent Association (PA). Through the PA, your funds help support the Speaker Series, which brings engaging topics and ongoing family strategies and education to you throughout the school year.

    Our mission is to provide our entire community with the most effective family educational topics and speakers to promote Stanley's vision for lifelong learning.

Upcoming Events

  • Hillary Allen

    Out & Back: A Runner's Story of Survival Against All Odds

    Hillary Allen

    Wednesday, October 25, 6 pm

    Stanley Ballroom

    In 2017, world-class ultra runner Hillary Allen was at the top of her sport and it felt like she was running on top of the world as she competed in Norway's Tromso Skyrace. Allen was nearly halfway through the 50k race when she fell 150 feet off an exposed ridge, breaking two ribs, fracturing her back, rupturing a ligament in her foot, and breaking both wrists. Hear Allen's dramatic story of her accident and rescue, and her fight to return to the life she loves.



    A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School

    Carlotta Walls LaNier

    Thursday, January 11, 7 pm

    Friday, January 12, 8:45 am

    Stanley Ballroom

    In 1957, at age 14, Carlotta Walls LaNier and eight other students integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. This act of courage and defiance became the catalyst for change in the American educational system.

    The Little Rock Nine, as they would eventually be called, became 'foot soldiers' for freedom. Civil rights icon and National Women's Hall of Fame inductee Carlotta Walls LaNier
    will bring to life a moment in history that changed the world while inspiring hope for the future.

Previous Speakers

  • KatzShira Lee Katz
    Head of Content Strategy at Coursera

    November 4, 2021

    Parenting in a Digital World of Screens & Social Media: A Conversation with Dr. Shira Lee Katz 

    Shira shared the following resources:

    "Best" Media Lists by Common Sense Media

    Impulse Control Tools 


    LaheyJessica Lahey

    Teacher, Mom, Author of The Gift of Failure

    December 8, 2021

    The Gift of Failure




    Ulcca HansenUlcca Joshi Hansen, speaking on The Future of Smart

    April 14, 2022






    Sterling BrownUncommon Parenting:
    Help Your Students Stand Out from the Crowd

    Sterling Brown

    Director of Character Development, Kennesaw State University

    October 26, 2022


    Lisa SolomonLisa Solomon, Common Sense Media

    Senior Manager, Connected Schools Program

    December 5, 2022






    Anu Taranath, University of Washington

    The Art and Craft of Dialogue: Connecting Across Difference both at Home & Abroad

    January 11 & April 13, 2023


    Alex YannaconeAlex Yannacone

    Director of Education & Community Programs University of Colorado Depression Center

    March 15, 2023




Watch for More Information

  • Watch the Weekly Bulldog newsletter and your Stanley calendar for details on speakers scheduled throughout the school year. 

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