Margie Daniels, Executive Director
467 Main St.
Wakefield, MA 01880
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019
Media Contact: Kelsey Bode
Email: [email protected]
Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth to Host ‘Positive Alternatives to Student Suspension’ Conference
WAKEFIELD — Executive Director Margie Daniels is pleased to announce that Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth will host the “Positive Alternatives to Student Suspension” conference next week at Essex Northshore Agricultural and Technical School in Danvers.
The daylong conference will focus on offering positive alternatives to school suspension. Conference participants will be provided with mediation and restorative practice strategies along with other tools to enhance social and emotional development.
Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Essex Northshore Agricultural and Technical School, 565 Maple St., Danvers
Featured speaker: Michelle Lipinski, M.Ed., Principal, North Shore Recovery High School, North Shore Educational Consortium
- Margie Daniels, Executive Director, Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth
- Jeff Carovillano, Assistant Principal, Ipswich High School
- Sean Emberley, CAGS, Assistant Principal, Danvers High School
- Craig Macarrelli, CAGS, Dean of Students, Manchester-Essex Regional High School
- Francine Rosenberg, M.Ed., Northshore Educational Consortium
- Mark Thomas, LCSW, Assistant Principal, Beverly High School
- Dennis Thompson, MBA, Vice Principal, Lynn Classical High School
The Positive Alternatives to Student Suspension System (PASS) is an effective model for offering positive alternatives to school suspension.
Michelle Lipinski is the featured speaker at this conference. She will be joined by school administrators from Beverly, Danvers, Ipswich, Lynn Classical and Manchester-Essex High Schools, who will explain how the PASS Program works to reduce, and ideally eliminate, school suspensions.
Francine Rosenberg, M.Ed., Executive Director of Northshore Consortium, will highlight the need for brave leadership to find alternatives to suspending students from school.
About the Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth, Inc:
Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth, Inc. is a non-profit 501.c(3) organization that provides training, fosters collaboration, and develops programming to increase the health and safety of students. MPY is committed to bringing cutting-edge information and high quality trainings to constituents and endeavors to provide solution-oriented, community-based, multi-disciplinary approaches to reducing and ideally eliminating risky behaviors for youth.
The nonprofit is governed by a Board of Directors made up of school superintendents, police and fire chiefs, and other community leaders who work closely with MPY staff to deliver this mission.
To learn more, visit www.mpyinc.org.