Katey McPherson brings experience in school leadership, prevention, and organizational change with 25 years as a secondary school teacher, guidance counselor, and PK-12 school administrator. Katey’s educational career focus is on student and teacher social-emotional needs and wellness, youth mental health initiatives, social justice, and digital citizenship/social media responsibility. Katey recently served as The Executive Director of The Gurian Institute, an international teacher and parent training institute rooted in neuro-biological teaching strategies. Katey currently serves as a West Coast Associate of Hazard, Young, and Attea Associates.
Katey has presented at numerous national and regional conferences including the National School Board Association, Arizona School Resource Officer Association, and National Mental Health of America SEEDS Conference, and has been published in the book, “WTF: Why Teens Fail, What To Fix”. When not presenting or training, she is busy chauffeuring her 5 daughters aged 10-13 to various locations around the world.
“iGen Kids: Turning Distress To Success”
The advent of the smartphone and advanced gaming platforms as well as the integration of technology into our schools and homes has been exciting and challenging. Research continues to be done on the positive and negative effects of technology on our families. While we won’t know the true long term negative and positive effects for years to come, this workshop will examine what families can do with technology to improve their relationships with their child while also accessing strategies to mitigate dangerous and explicit content and experiences for their child. Katey will offer practical and tangible strategies that can be immediately implemented to strengthen parent/child relationships.