Elgin Symposium Aims to Build Teens’ Social-Emotional Competency
Two of Elgin’s powerhouse organizations have joined together for a Feb. 9 health and education symposium aimed at building social-emotional competency in teens.
The Health and Education Symposium 2017 is hosted by Elgin Academy and Advocate Sherman Hospital and will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at Elgin Academy, 350 Park St., Elgin.
The event is free to the community, but space is limited. Organizers ask that you register in advance by clicking here. Elgin Academy is a preschool -to grade 12 learning community located on the hill in downtown Elgin.
The theme of this year’s symposium is “Building Successful Social and Emotional Competency in Teens” and will feature Dr. Timothy A. Dohrer and Dr. Thomas Golebiewski. The Health and Education Symposium aims to provide parents and professionals with information from today’s thought leaders in children’s health and education.
Dohrer has worked in a variety of roles in education for 25 years including serving as Principal of New Trier’s Winnetka Campus which serves over 3,000 sophomores, juniors and seniors. In 2013, Dr. Dohrer was named assistant professor and director of the Master of Science in Education Program in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University.
Golebiewski is a licensed clinical social worker, having worked in schools for over 37 years. He spent 26 years as department chair of social work at New Trier High School and has a private practice in psychotherapy, counseling and consultation in Willmette.
About Dr. Timothy A. Dohrer
Director, Master of Science in Education Program, Northwestern University
Dohrer has worked in a variety of roles in education for 25 years. For many of those years, he was an English and journalism teacher at New Trier High School. He has served as a teacher leader, department chair, and district administrator. In 2008, Dohrer was named principal of New Trier’s Winnetka Campus, which serves more than 3,000 sophomores, juniors, and seniors. In 2013, Dohrer was named assistant professor and director of the Master of Science in Education Program in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University. His major areas of research include social and emotional learning, school climate, curriculum theory, teacher education, and leadership.
He is a member of the Midwest Comprehensive Center Advisory Board, the Charmm’d Foundation Board and the Family Action Network Advisory Board. He has done countless workshops with teachers, administrators, and parents on social & emotional learning, school climate, mental health, and schooling. Dohrer has bachelor degrees in English and journalism from Indiana University, a master’s in English from Northwestern University, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Penn State University.
About Dr. Thomas Golebiewski
Instructor, Master of Science in Education Program, Northwestern University, Evanston
Golebiewski is a licensed clinical social worker. Having worked in schools for over 37 years, he spent 26 years as department chair of social work
at New Trier High School. He has been an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration, Northwestern University, School of Education and Social Policy, and Loyola University, School of Social Work.
Golebiewski has a private practice in psychotherapy, counseling and consultation in Wilmette, and is a consultant at Wolcott School, an Independent school in Chicago, and the Family Service of Glencoe, where he supervises the Alternative to Family Violence Program, an intervention program for domestically violent men. He volunteers at the Red Cross as a disaster mental health responder, is on the Board of Directors at A Safe Place, Lake County, and is a member of several advisory committees, including Erika’s Lighthouse, the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute, and the Mental Health Association of the North Shore.
Dr. Golebiewski received his BA and MSW from Loyola University in Chicago and Ph.D. in Clinical Social Work from The Institute for Clinical Social Work in 2007.
SOURCE: Elgin Academy news release