Heather Sherburn, a former principal at Modesto’s Orville Wright Elementary School, and an educator for 27 years, will be the guest speaker addressing the topic, “Supporting Children – Community, Peace and Children’s Rights: One Educator’s Perspective.” This meeting will be held Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, at the Stanislaus County Library in the Community Auditorium at 7:30 p.m., to allow parents and interested community members to hear her discuss her learning and experiences as a successful school administrator, and her work to initiate a successful child centered peace-building program in the schools she last administered. She will also address how she was able to connect her schools within the community by providing a network of support to students and their families. Sherburn believes that, “Ultimately, in high risk communities, supporting students’ success and well-being as teens and adults, requires a full circle of support for the whole child and family.”
This meeting is the third in the continuing speaker series; “Ending the Culture of Violence, Continuing the Conversation.”
This free event, open to the public, is being co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Oakdale-Riverbank-Escalon Branch, Turlock-Modesto Branch, and the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International (DKG), Alpha Epsilon and Epsilon Nu Chapters.
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. The local members are dedicated to funding scholarships and supporting programs for young women. DKG is a professional honor society of key women educators in the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America and Japan. The purpose and vision of DKG is to support leading women educators as they impact education worldwide.
Those living in Oakdale, Riverbank, or Escalon, who would like more information about this program or the local AAUW ORE branch, should call Co-President Pam Wright at 209-988-1369.