Virtual Parent University is back for Spring Semester 2022!

Since 2014, Wakefield Public Schools has offered parents and caregivers programming that addresses academic, social-emotional, and technology topics through the Parent University series. The keynotes and interactive workshops are open to all caregivers and will be held virtually throughout the month of March.

Keynote Speakers

Lynn Lyons, LICSW

March 3, 7-8:30 p.m.

Helping Children and Teens: The Emotional Skills Your Family Needs
Based on current research and over 30 years of clinical experience, Lynn Lyons will discuss strategies to help caregivers manage their children’s anxiety, moods, and social pressures. She will review the common traps adults fall into and the key adjustments needed to prevent and help mental health challenges in our kids.

Mishy Lesser, Ed.D.

March 10, 7-8 p.m.

Mishy Lesser hosts a Q&A on the documentary Dawnland

Parent University’s second keynote centers on the Emmy Award-winning documentary Dawnland. Upon registration you will receive a link to view the 86-minute documentary on your own time. On March 10, participants will come together for a Q&A session with Mishy Lesser, learning director of the film.


A series of casual, interactive workshops will be offered the evenings
of March 24 and 31 on Zoom.

These workshops will be facilitated by Wakefield Public Schools staff and community partners, and offer a variety of topics that span all grade levels.