October 14th, 2021
4:00pm – 5:15pm PT | 7:00pm – 8:15pm ET

Join fellow Partner Schools for the Well-Balanced Student workshop. In a high-stakes, high-pressure culture, parent and school expectations may have unintentional but damaging effects on students. Increasing demands on students may lead to unhealthy stress, resulting in burnout, disengagement, or debilitating physical and mental health symptoms. This workshop examines the tension that parents, students, and teachers often experience over issues such as homework, grades, and the culture of competition, and offers tools for creating a healthier school climate.

Who should attend

Teachers, Counselors, Administrators, and Parents


Virtual / Online


Free for Partner Schools

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn how you can establish healthier home and school environments for school-aged children.
  2. Explore how to reduce academic stress and disengagement without sacrificing achievement. 
  3. Examine how to increase students’ resilience, creativity, competence, and well-being.


Margaret Dunlap, M.A.

Margaret Dunlap is a Senior School Program Director. She oversees the operation of the School Program, providing coordination, resources, and management to Challenge Success schools on the West Coast. Additionally, she plans the bi-annual Challenge Success school conferences and supports coaches and school site teams to promote best practices and policy reform. She has extensive experience in professional development, supervision, evaluation, and intensive coaching for teacher leaders, coaches, and novice teachers. Margaret has held various roles in education leadership and program management within public and private education for over 20 years.

Jen Coté, M.A.

Jennifer Coté is a School Program Director. She facilitates professional development and parent education workshops. Jen is a passionate educator with over 25 years of experience in schools – teaching, coaching, developing curriculum, and empowering both students and teachers alike. Most recently, she worked as a classroom teacher inspiring young minds with her love of mathematics at Marin Academy. Her graduate work in curriculum studies and teacher education fueled her desire to help teachers and schools look at ways they can marry curriculum and pedagogy to create more equitable, engaging, and effective classrooms.