Listen to this informative panel discussion on digital safety and its impact on student mental health moderated by Dr. Matthew Joseph, the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment at Leicester Public Schools in Massachusetts.
Educators must do more than simply trust students to act safely online—we must ensure students are aware of the risks and equip them with the skills they need to be good digital citizens. Moderated by Dr. Matthew Joseph from Leicester Public Schools, this informative panel discussion dives into digital safety and its impact on student mental health.
Dr. Matthew Joseph currently serves as the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in Leicester Public Schools. He earned a master's degree in special education and administration and has his Ed.D. in educational leadership from Boston College. Matt holds licenses in teaching, school administration, and MA superintendent.
Dr. Henry Turner is the Principal at Newton North High School and is recognized for his inclusive leadership style and dedication to student advocacy. Dr. Turner was named 2021 K12 Principal of the Year. The award recognized his efforts to implement antiracist learning skills, incorporate culturally responsive instructional practices, and ensure sustainability of these practices by addressing necessary structural and systematic changes to combat systemic racism.
Adam Phyall is a former high school science teacher and currently serving as the Director of Technology and Media Services for Newton County School System in Covington, Georgia. Throughout his professional career Dr. Phyall worked extensively with Title I and urban schools to improve technology integration with economically disadvantaged students.
Christine Ravesi-Weinstein serves as a high school Assistant Principal in Massachusetts, and previously worked as a high school science department chair for four years and classroom teacher for 15. Diagnosed with anxiety and depression at 23, Christine began her journey toward mental wellness. She began a non-profit organization in June of 2017 aimed at removing the stigma of mental illness and promoting physical activity as a means to cope with anxiety.
Andrew Wallace has been Director of Technology for South Portland Schools in Maine for the past 14 years. He is a member of the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), is Treasurer of ACTEM (Maine’s ISTE affiliate), and is President of the Maine Educational Technology Directors Association (METDA). A former librarian, Wallace is interested in spreading the Learning Commons model, exploring new professional development approaches, and helping to imagine and create effective learning spaces.