At Burke's, a love of learning lasts a lifetime! As a school, Burke's continuously evaluates and incorporates key elements of the latest research on the intellectual, physical, and social-emotional development of girls into the day-to-day practice of teaching. Parent Education events give the parent community an opportunity to stay up-to-date on the latest thinking as well, and to join the discussion. 
Each year, Burke's Parent Education committee, in partnership with the Head of School and administration, invites local and national thought leaders in a range of fields to share their ideas through the Burke's Speaker Series. In addition, Burke's is an integral part of the SPEAK consortium of Bay Area schools and Challenge Success, both of which coordinate thought-provoking, high-profile events throughout the Bay Area. The Children's Health Council (previously the Parent Education Network) provides events for parents who have children with learning and behavioral differences throughout the Bay Area.

Parent Education Events

Parent Evening with Schuyler Bailar
Thursday, October 3 at 6:30 p.m.
The Brandeis School of San Francisco, 655 Brotherhood Way, San Francisco, CA 94132
Brandeis will be hosting a parent evening with Schuyler Bailar, the first openly transgender athlete to compete in a NCAA Division I men's sport (on the Harvard men’s swim team). His story focuses on the universal challenges of trying to "fit-in" in our media-rich world with integrity and authenticity. His talk focuses on his struggles and why he ultimately chose to put many potential accolades at risk to be true to himself. Because he has lived his life from many perspectives—woman, Korean American, mixed race, gay, trans, “Harvard white guy”—his story resonates with the young and old, and people from all walks of life. Schuyler’s visit is part of our school’s initiative around equity and inclusion, and is being spearheaded by our equity and inclusion committee. We invite your families to join us for this informative and engaging evening. 
Encouraging Mathematical Thinking
Angelique Downes, Lower School Math Specialist
Monday, October 28, 8:45-9:45 a.m.
Archive Room

Diana Kapp, Author, Girls Who Run The World
Wednesday, November 20, 8:30-9:30 a.m. 
Burke's Gym
SPEAK Event: Lisa Damour
Monday, December 9, 7-9:00 p.m.
Marin Country Day School, 5221 Paradise Dr, Corte Madera, CA 94925

Michele’s Book Club: Under Pressure by Lisa Damour
Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 6-7:30 p.m.

SPEAK Event: Madeline Levine, Ph.D.
Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 7-9:00 p.m.
Burke's Gym

Brenda Conlan
Friday, February 28, 2020 8:30-9:20 a.m.
Media Room
Great Girls Deserve Great Schools: Symposium: Rachel Simmons
Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 6-7:30 p.m.
Campus Center

Susan Deemer, Upper School Makery Facilitator and Jenny Howland, Lower School Facilitator
Thursday, April 9, 2020, 8:45 a.m.-9:45 a.m.


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    Quise Edwards 

    Director of Inclusivity & Community Building
    415.751.0177, ext. 329
    University of California, Santa Barbara - B.A.
    University of California, Berkeley - M.A.Ed.
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