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2018-19 Wellbeing Series
2018-19 Wellbeing Information
Posted on 11/15/2018
Wellbeing Series

Movie screening of "Eighth Grade" and discussion
Screening: Tuesday, December 4 at 7 p.m.
Discussion: Friday, December 7 at 9 a.m.
Benjamin Franklin Middle School


An Evening with Ana Homayoun
Wednesday, January 16 at 7 p.m.
George Washington Middle School Auditorium

Teen and millennial expert Ana Homayoun joins the Wellbeing Speaker Series lineup on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.  Ana will begin her visit to our district by addressing all ninth grade students during two assemblies on "Social Media Wellness."  Later that evening, parents and community members are invited to attend Ana's presentation on "Social Media Wellness: Understanding the Intersection of School,  Stress, and Social Media."  

Bookends Bookstore will once again host a book sale and signing, which will take place at George Washington Middle School at the conclusion of Ana's presentation.  Books can be pre-ordered at Bookends for this event or purchased that evening.  

To register for An Evening with Ana Homayoun, please click here.

Ana Homayoun is a noted teen and millennial expert, author, speaker, and educator.  Her latest book, Social Media Wellness: Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World, discusses modern social media dilemmas and offers prescriptive solutions.  Her first book, That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week: Helping Disorganized and Distracted Boys Succeed in School and Life, quickly became a classic among parents and educators for the pragmatic approach to executive functioning issues.  Her next book, The Myth of the Perfect Girl: Helping Our Daughters Find Authentic Success and Happiness in School and Life, explores the real-life dilemmas of young women today and provides strategies for finding authentic success and happiness. 

Ana's work has been featured in The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe AtlanticUSA TodayPsychology Today, ABC News, CNN, and more.  She is also a frequent guest on NPR.  Ana is the founder of Green Ivy Educational Consulting, a Silicon Valley-based educational consulting firm and has spent the past seventeen years working with students, parents, and educators around the world.

We look forward to seeing you on January 16, 2019.

***Registration is recommended, as space is limited and these events are open to friends in our neighboring districts.***

For more information, please contact the Office of the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment at 201-670-2700, ext. 10532.

All programs in the Wellbeing Series are free and open to the adult public.


The Community Outreach Program is a presentation series organized and hosted by the Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment and co-sponsored by the Ridgewood Education Foundation and the Federated Home and School Association.  The purpose of the Wellbeing speaker series is to provide parents and community members with opportunities to gain knowledge, acquire practical advice and tools, and hear perspectives from experts in their field on current topics of interest, in an effort to support the social and emotional growth of the children in their lives.