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2017 offerings

Singapore Math Night with Tom Pittard

Join TCS Math Specialist Tom Pittard for a hands-on evening to learn more about “Math In Focus” (Singapore Math), games you can play with your child over the summer, and for an update on our implementation plans for “”Math In Focus.”

When: Wed., May 17, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Where: TCS Gym

Who: TCS Math Specialist Tom Pittard

Childcare: Childcare will NOT be provided.

Registration: Click here to register for the event.

Master Class in Inclusive Leadership

The Children’s School has a Master Class in Inclusive Leadership, leadership training for emerging leaders in independent and public schools. 

Register here!

Over the course of three days this summer, emerging school leaders will receive:

  • Practical advice and coaching from heads of school, senior administrators and search consultants
  • Presentations from corporate and educational leaders on leadership development
  • Research-based strategies to take inventory of personal leadership styles
  • Mentorship for the 2017-2018 school year

When: June 15 – 17, 2017

Where: The Children’s School, Atlanta, GA

Who: For women and people of color aspiring to leadership in independent schools.

Cost: $425 (includes dinner on June 15 and lunch and breakfast on June 16-17. Limited scholarships available.)

Registration: Click here to register for the workshop.

More Info: Click here for more, including information on discounted hotel rates.

Meet Some of Our Instructors!

Michelle Toma-Harrold, Ph.D.


Dr. Michelle Toma-Harrold, the Director of Resource Services at The Children’s School, holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from Michigan State University. Licensed as a psychologist for 12 years, she specializes in educational consultation, assessment, intervention, and service coordination. Over the years, she has served students, families, and schools in several capacities and has facilitated numerous workshops on executive functioning for a variety of audiences.

Melissa Scott

MelissaScott Melissa Scott is the Director of Learning Design and Innovation at The Children’s School. She has 20 years of educational experience in both public and independent schools, and has worked as a classroom teacher and instructional technologist. As the Director of Learning Design and Innovation, Melissa collaborates closely with teachers and staff to provide authentic and innovative learning opportunities for students in grades pre-primary through sixth grade. Melissa also is instrumental in providing ongoing professional development for faculty. She also has presented at the local, state, and international level. A recipient of the Brynes Grant, Melissa traveled to Cedars School of Excellence in Greenock, Scotland, the first 1:1 iPad school in the world. While there, she saw first had how teaching and learning were being transformed in a meaningful way. In addition to her work in education she has organized EdCampIS-VA as well as, TEDxYouth@FHS. Melissa also is an educational consultant for Educational Collaborators and an educational advisor to the board for World Leadership Foundation.

Stay tuned for 2016 offerings!