Parent & Faculty Education Conference

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February 2, 2019
8:00 am - 12:30 pm



The Parent and Faculty Education Conference has become a cornerstone of Menlo School’s commitment to support parents and faculty in raising engaged, confident, curious children.

Few school events bring the entire adult community together to act on a core value we all share profoundly: raising engaged, confident, compassionate, thoughtful children. A tradition founded by a few visionaries, the conference gives us the invaluable opportunity to hear from professionals with a wide variety of expertise on wide-ranging topics. The conference encourages attendees to reflect on our roles individually and collectively. With renewed energy, attendees leave each conference with practical tips to put to use, inspiring ideas to reframe perspective, and common experiences to fuel discussions long afterwards.

Are you interested in getting involved in the 2019 Parent & Faculty Education Conference?

We are always looking for volunteers interested in parent education. Our committee is the hub for fantastic discussions and teamwork.

If you would like to help with the 2019 Conference, please email the parent co-chairs Jennie Conley and Kelly Golub.

Three faculty members, each a professionally licensed counselor,  work with parent co-chairs to bring this conference to our community. The parent-faculty planning ensures the themes are relevant and connected to those facing our students. The Parent Education Conference committee strives to link conference content with topics relevant to the support, education and engagement of our Menlo community. If you have questions for our faculty coordinators, please contact Upper School counselor Tracy Bianchi and Middle School counselor Katherine Peterson


Frequently Asked Questions:

Who can attend?                                                                                                                                                                            

The conference is for Menlo community only.
Menlo parents, faculty, alumni and the parents of Menlo alumni are welcome.
Is there a fee to attend?
There is no fee to attend the conference. The event is funded by Menlo School.
What if I can only attend part of the conference?
Please feel free to attend any portion of the conference you wish. Q: Can I bring a friend whose son/daughter has applied to Menlo?
Due to space limitations and the desire to have this be a unique Menlo community-building event, we cannot extend additional invitations beyond the current Menlo parents and faculty.
Will the speakers know Menlo well?
We make a concerted effort to introduce our speakers to Menlo before they arrive and acquaint them with our audience so the conference addresses and resonates with the Menlo community.
Is there child care?
We are not able to offer childcare.
Can I come if I am not preregistered?
You are welcome to attend, even if you do not preregister, but please sign in at the “Walk-in Registration”. Preregistration helps us plan our space and refreshment needs, and we are grateful to those who can register in advance.
What if my plans change at the last minute and I cannot attend?
If your plans change and you are not able to attend, there is no need to cancel. We hope you will be able to attend in a future year.

For more about the conference history, please see:

Knightline, January 2016
Knightline, January 2015
Knightline, January 2014
Knightline, January 2013
Knightline, January 2011
Knightline, January 2010


We are grateful for the generous hospitality contributions from our local vendors