In this new speaker series, we bring together experts on a wide range of topics to share strategies for coping with stress, change, and uncertainty.

All meetings are open to the community.

Upcoming Events


September 21, 2021 | 7:00 PM

Thirty-Third District PTA Speaker Series in September
In conjunction with the Education and Community Concerns Directors, there will be several webinars produced this school year. The second in the series, will be held on Tuesday, September 21 at 7:00 PM. The topic is Mental Well-being.

Guest Speaker: Katie Hurley, LCSW, Author of A Year of Positive Thinking for Teens, No More Mean Girls, and The Happy Kid Handbook. Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and Speaker. Follow her on Instagram @katiefhurley

Connecting Community through Conversation: Conversations about Equity
During the conversation, Dr. Darin Earley will provide a foundational understanding for addressing the socio-cultural inequities and racial disparities in our school communities. Focusing on historical context, personal reflection and relationship building, Dr. Early will provide strategies for developing culturally competent practice and healthy interactions.

Strategies and Tips During the College Application Process. In this webcast we’re joined by two higher learning experts, Maryan Kang and Jessica King. They share insights on the college admission process and give practical tips and key considerations as you embark on your admissions journey.

Conversations with High School Parents & Guardians. In this session, facilitated by Thirty-Third District’s Michael Morgan, we share our experiences, strategies for navigating an unusual high school experience and areas of concern.
September 25 – Strategies for Stress and Anxiety During Distance Learning
Guest Speaker: Debra Duardo, M.S.W., Ed.D., Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools
September 15 – Connecting Community Workshop: Supporting Your Child During Distance Learning
Guest Speakers: Jessica Siberling, Executive Director of Special Education and Dr. Susan Wildes, Executive Director of Educational Services of Redondo Beach Unified School District
September 10 – Virtual Programs
Learn how to create programs, find free resources, and participate in California State PTA and National PTA programs, even during a pandemic!

Questions about the series? Email us.