SMART Center 2020 Virtual Speaker Series - Superintendent Chris Reykdal

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The school mental health supplement to the Northwest MHTTC is excited to co-sponsor the UW SMART Center's 2020 Virtual Speaker Series. Originally a series of in-person events, we have moved these presentations to a virtual format due to COVID-19.

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On Wednesday, May 20th from 8:30 - 9:45am Washington State Superintendent Chris Reykdal presented: "The Impact of COVID-19 on School Mental Health in Washington".

About the Presenter:

Superintendent Chris Reykdal was born and raised in Snohomish, Washington. He has served as a high school history teacher, local school board member, state legislator, and budget and policy executive for our state’s community and technical college system. Chris leads a team at OSPI that is working hard to ensure all students are provided equitable access to a high-quality public education. Since taking office in January 2017, Chris has led OSPI through a transformation of the state’s accountability and funding systems, a complete redesign of the way the agency shares data with the public, a rebuild of outdated rules to promote equity in student discipline, and an overhaul of the state’s graduation requirements so students can choose pathways that are aligned to their goals and interests. Chris holds a bachelor’s degree and a teaching certificate from Washington State University, and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill.

*Please feel free to distribute this event information to any interested individuals, as this speaker series will be open to all at no cost. Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions or would like more information about this event. 

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