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Compassionate Schools Conference
August 11-12, 2014
Cleveland High School
5511 15th Avenue S
Seattle, WA 98108
Join CompassionateSeattle for a compassionate schools networking conference for teachers, parents, students, administrators and community partners as we learn from these experts and work together to promote social and emotional growth strategies, community service opportunities, earth stewardship initiatives and innovative perspectives for rethinking schools.
In a special evening presentation on August 11th, at Cleveland High School, Dr. Christopher Kukk and Scarlett Lewis, mother of a Sandy Hook victim, will address the subject “Sandy Hook to Seattle: Building a Compassionate Schools Movement.”
On August 12th, attendees will hear how experts have approached challenges faced by schools today, share stories and practices with peers, learn about available tools and resources, form new relationships and networks, and leave ﬁlled with hope and commitment that together we will build a Compassionate Schools Network in Washington State.
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