Upcoming Speakers


Our apologies, this event has been canceled -- Jodi Norgaard, Founder of Dream Big Toy Company

Tue, Jan 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

To Be Rescheduled: Moving Beyond Stereotypes: Empowering Girls and Boys to Develop their Unique Talents

---  CANCELED  --- Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event will be rescheduled for next year.  Sorry for any inconvenience.   Research shows that children’s interests, ambitions,...
View Details
Mariana Proske

Mariana Proske, MA

Thu, Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Del Uso al Abuso- Lo Que Los Padres Necesitan Saber/From Use to Abuse: What Parents Need to Know About Drug Trends in our Community

Presented in Spanish only La Serie de Platicas para Padres de Glenbard en Español presenta: Del Uso al Abuso- Lo Que Los Padres Necesitan Saber con Mariana Proske, Ed. S., N.C.S.P. Las familias...
View Details

Dr. Shimi Kang

Wed, Jan 31

A day with Dr. Shimi Kang, MD

GPS will host two presentations with Shimi Kang MD on Wed. January 31, 2018. The Myth of Normal: Understanding Anxiety, Depression and Addiction will begin at noon at the Marquardt...
View Details

Dr. Lourdes Ferrer

Fri, Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

En la Silla del Conductor: Una Academia de Liderazgo para Padres Hispanos/In the Driver’s Seat: A Hispanic Parent Leadership Academy in Spanish

La serie de seminarios para padres de las Escuelas Glenbard (GPS), Fomentando Familias Saludables, presentara “En la Silla del Conductor: Una Academia de Liderazgo para Padres Hispanos", facilitada...
View Details

Dr. Lourdes Ferrer

Sat, Feb 3 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Grooming for Excellence Academy and SAT Math Review for Students (English)


Dr. Lourdes Ferrer will present a free SAT math review session to Glenbard students in English from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3. Ferrer is an award-winning Hispanic academic...
View Details

Mark A. Reinecke, PhD

Wed, Feb 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Taking Care of Ourselves: Lessons for Managing Stress and Worry

Positive, parenting takes patience, energy and optimism but if parents are over stressed and not taking care of their own physical and mental health it is difficult to care for others. First...
View Details

Chris Herren

Wed, Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Unguarded: My Message to Parents

In this personal and brutally honest presentation, gifted athlete Chris Herren will take the audience on his journey from addiction to sobriety . He will share his struggles as he addresses the...
View Details
Ercila Jones

Ercilia Miranda-Jonas

Thu, Mar 1 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 pm

Cómo Pagar los Estudios Universitarios/Paying for College (in Spanish)

Amplíe su conocimiento sobre el proceso de ayuda financiera y las diferentes opciones que existen para ayudar a pagar los estudios universitarios. Aclare dudas que tenga en cuanto a la importante...
View Details
Ruja Benjamin

Dr. Ruha Benjamin

Thu, Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Using Science for Good: Innovation, Inequality and Imagination in the 21st Century

From medicine to finance to education, science and technology seek to address a variety of human problems by producing data and tools to help us understand ourselves and our world. "But without...
View Details
Kastner2 (1)

9:30am, Noon & 7pm

Thu, Mar 8

A Day with Laura Kastner

Getting to Calm: Cool-headed strategies for raising independent 3- to 7- year olds, 9:30 – Marquardt Administration Center After the baby years, parenting can really get complicated. Discipline...
View Details

Thu, Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Madre e Hija: Un evento especial para nosotras/Mother Daughter: A very special time for us

Jueves, el 8 de Marzo 8 Glenbard West 7 pm Madre e Hija: Un evento especial para nosotras. Que aprenderemos en este evento? Tomar decisions saludables en nuestras relaciones. Comunicacion y apoyo...
View Details
McElroy Family

Ray McElroy

Sat, Mar 17 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The Secrets to High School Victory and Leadership Recognition Ceremony

Ray McElroy, a former Chicago Bear and Glenbard East parent, is the featured speaker for this inspirational and informative program. McElroy has managed to capture the hearts and minds of teens and...
View Details

Christine VanDeVelde and Robin Mamlet

Tue, Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

From Application to Acceptance Step by Step – The College Admission Process


Journalist Christine VanDeVelde and Robin Mamlet, former Stanford University Director of Admission will present Calming the Nerves - How to Survive the College Application Process: From Application...
View Details
Ferney Rameriz

Dr. Ferney Ramirez

Sat, Apr 21 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Ten Keys to School Success

What kind of parenting style is most conducive to learning and success in life? Popular psychologist Dr Ferney Ramirez will share the parenting strategies that will assist students to develop...
View Details

Dr. Eugenia Cheng

Tue, Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Logically Speaking: Math, Music and the Mind

"Mathematics is easy and fun to understand", says Dr Eugenia Cheng. Mathematician, baker, professional pianist, and author Cheng is on a mission to rid the world of math phobia and make math...
View Details
DAMOUR Headshot Large File - by Colleen Chrzanowski

Dr. Lisa Damour, Noon and 7pm

Tue, May 1

Untangled: The Seven Stages to Adulthood

New York Times best selling author Lisa Damour, Ph.D. pulls back the curtain on the teenage years and shows why your teens erratic and confusing behavior is actually healthy, necessary, and...
View Details

Tue, May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Madre e Hija: Un evento especial para nosotras -#2/Mother Daughter: A very special time for us -#2

Martes,el 1 de Mayo Glenbard West 7pm Madre e Hija: Un evento especial para nosotras -#2 Que aprenderemos en este evento? Tomar decisions saludables en nuestras relaciones. Comunicacion y...
View Details