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.
Out & Back: A Runner's Story of Survival Against All Odds
Wednesday, October 25, 6 pm
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
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.
Shira 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
Teacher, Mom, Author of The Gift of Failure
December 8, 2021
The Gift of Failure
Ulcca Joshi Hansen, speaking on The Future of Smart
April 14, 2022
Help Your Students Stand Out from the Crowd
Director of Character Development, Kennesaw State University
October 26, 2022
Lisa 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
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.