Coffee Talks

Coffee Talks, led by Director of Psychology Clare Cosentino, are an informal way for parents to discuss a variety of topics, gaining valuable information and resources. Unless otherwise noted, Coffee Talks will be held from 8:30 am to 9:30 am in the North Building Cafeteria.

2019-2020 Schedule

Friday, October 4 (Location: Performing Arts Center)
Life At Gaynor: The Parent Experience
Please join us for a panel discussion with parents from each of the four school divisions: EC, Lower School, Intermediate, and Upper School

Friday, November 15
Working Together to Create Responsible Digital Citizens
With Matt LeWinter, Director of Technology and faculty from the psychology and technology departments

Friday, January 10
What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Teenager- Managing Adolescent Dynamics at Home and at School
With Christine Karamanoglou (Upper Division Director) and Dr. Shayna Nash (Intermediate and Upper School Psychologist)

Friday, February 14
What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Tweenager- Life with a 10-12 year old 
With Michelle Fox (Intermediate Division Director), Dr. Marc Guttman and Dr. Shayna Nash (Intermediate and Upper School Psychologists)

Friday, March 6
How to Talk With Your Student About Their Learning Differences: Working Together for Student Advocacy
With Erica Kasindorf, Director of Placement and Student Advocacy Coordinator, and several student representatives

Friday, April 3
RULER in Action at Gaynor:  Social Emotional Learning in the Classroom
With presentations with the Psychology Department and several classroom teachers

Tuesday, May 12
Life After Gaynor: Navigating the School Placement Process
With Erica Kasindorf, Director of Placement and several student representatives