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Stuttering and K-12 Educators

May 25 @ 8:30 pm - 9:45 pm EDT

Many people forget that K-12 classrooms and schools are workplaces. Public school education is often taken for granted, with society expecting teachers to “do everything.” Teachers are employees, many of whom may face challenges with stuttering and stigma while teaching our children. Stuttering can also be an advantage in education, as it provides a platform to discuss diversity and inclusion. Our panel of teachers and school administrators will share navigating stuttering, disclosure, and debunking false assumptions in the K-12 environment. Join us for this exciting and illuminating panel, with plenty of time for Q&A and feedback.

This panel is moderated by Pamela Mertz, with distinguished panelists Lucas Cognini, Middle School Math and Science Teacher, Huntington Park School, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Dr. Saundra Russel-Smith, Elementary School Principal, Joliet Public Schools, Joliet, Illinois and Sarah Onofri, ENL Teacher, Snug Harbor Community School, Quincy Public Schools.

Register in advance for this meeting below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


May 25
8:30 pm - 9:45 pm EDT