MVLA Series 2018-2019

Announcing the 2018-2019 MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series

The MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series is excited to announce our speaker line-up for the 2018-2019 school year. Six nationally and internationally recognized experts will join us to discuss a wide range of topics including navigating today’s college search process and financial aid options; exploring the crucial impact of sleep on the wellness and success of children and teens; raising resilient kids in a stressful world; fostering increased well-being; engaging the power of self-compassion; and optimizing the college experience to prepare young adults for the jobs of tomorrow.

Lynn O’Shaughnessy

Finding the Right Fit College at the Right Price
September 11, 2018 7pm MVHS Spartan Theatre

Rafael Pelayo, M.D.

Sleep: Crucial Key to Wellness and Success
October 23, 2018 7pm LAHS Eagle Theater

Katie Hurley, L.C.S.W.

Raising Resilient Kids in a Stressful World
November 29, 2018 7pm LAHS Eagle Theater

Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D.

The Myths of Happiness: The Science and Practice of Increasing Well-being
January 29, 2019 7pm MVHS Spartan Theatre

Kristin Neff, Ph.D.

Self-compassion: The Surprising Power of Being Kind to Yourself
March 7, 2019 7 pm LAHS Eagle Theater

Jeff Selingo

There is Life After College: Navigating School to Prepare for the Jobs of Tomorrow
April 9, 2019 7pm MVHS Spartan Theatre

Please check back throughout the school year for more detailed information and registration for each event. MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series events are free, thanks to the generosity of our sponsors.

Upcoming Events

Please check this page often. More details will be posted for each event as it approaches. For a list of previous 2018-2019 events, please go to our PAST EVENTS page.

Tuesday, October 23
7:00pm – 9:00pm
@ Los Altos HS
Eagle Theatre

Rafael Pelayo

Why is sleep so essential to good health? What are signs of poor sleep and how can you address them?
Join us as Dr. Rafael Pelayo explores the crucial role sleep plays in healthy child and adolescent development and shares the latest research in sleep science at Stanfordwhere sleep medicine began.

Tuesday, September 11
7:00pm – 9:00pm
@ Mountain View HS
Spartan Theatre

Lynn O’Shaughnessy
Finding the Right Fit College at the Right Price
Stressed about your teenagers getting into wonderful colleges and paying for them?
Join us for an eye-opening presentation by Lynn OShaughnessy, a nationally recognized college expert, who will help you become a smart college shopper.