WEBINAR: Addressing Trauma and Rebuilding Community After COVID-19

When school doors eventually reopen after COVID-19, things won't be the same. Many students will bring with them the effects of trauma. And school itself may look different, with students and teachers likely practicing some sort of social distancing measures. Check out this webinar to learn about how educators, schools, and community partners can prepare to support students when schools reopen. You will hear about actionable strategies schools can take right away to help students heal from trauma and create a positive, welcoming environment for all members of the school. You will learn from our panel of experts and practitioners about how schools can help students through this difficult time and put practices in place that will lead to a more supportive environment for years to come.
This webinar builds off our Back-to-School Blueprint Action Guides, an interactive series of research-based, online modules with specific strategies to help schools get ready to reopen.


LINDSA MCINTYRE | Boston Public Schools High School Superintendent and Former Headmaster of the Jeremiah E. Burke High School in Boston

Dr. Lindsa McIntyre fondly known as “Ms. Mac”, a transformational educational leader in the city of Boston is currently the superintendent of high schools for the Boston Public Schools. Previously, she was appointed the headmaster of the Jeremiah E High School, which at the time had fallen into receivership. She was asked to redesign the state designated underperforming school. Through her passionate interactions and interventions was able to meet the targeted needs of the entire at risk student body. As a result of her commitment to social justice, equity, and access to quality education for all students, she was able to lead the school out of underperformance, making the Jeremiah E. Burke, the first and only high school in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to exit Turnaround status. Prior to her work at the Burke, Dr. McIntyre was the Headmaster of Community Academy, an alternative high school in Boston, where she collaborated with external partners to build a positive school environment. Earlier in her career, she held a leadership roles at the King Middle School, was the founding leader of Boston Day Academy, and administrator at City on a Hill Charter School. Lindsa began her teaching career in Boston at the Burke High School and soon after received a Golden Apple Award for excellence in teaching in 1996, she was honored by the Freedom House as a Champion of Freedom in 2011, and in 2019 she was named the Massachusetts High School Principal of the year by MSAA. Dr. McIntyre earned her doctorate degree at Boston College, and her thesis focused on the implications of equity on the education. Her passion for equity and the education of historically marginalized students is evident throughout her practice.

LINDSEY MINDER | Manager of Partnerships, Transforming Education

As a Manager of Partnerships at TransformEd, Lindsey Minder collaborates with school leaders across the country in integrating students’ social-emotional learning into their definition of student success. Most recently Lindsey was the Director of Social Emotional Learning at Codman Academy where she was a founding teacher of the Lower Middle School. Lindsey previously taught at Dorchester Collegiate Academy and The Fayerweather Street School. Lindsey has also worked in the clinical setting as a Child Life Specialist at Boston Children’s Hospital, the Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center, and Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai. Lindsey is dual certified in Elementary & Special Education, holds a B.A. in Psychology from Marist College and a Masters Degree in Child & Family Studies from Wheelock College.


NADJA REILLY | Associate Director, Freedman Center for Child and Family Development at William James College

Nadja Reilly, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist with over 20 year of experience working with children, adolescents, and families.  She received her Ph.D. from the University of Miami, Florida and completed her pre- and post- doctoral training at Boston Children's Hospital, where she worked for 14 years.  She is currently adjunct faculty in the School Psychology Department of William James College, and the Associate Director of the Freedman Center for Child and Family Development at the college.  Her areas of focus include prevention, school climate and emotional learning, systems change, consultation, and treatment of anxiety and depression.  Dr. Reilly is the author of several depression prevention curricula and book chapters, executive producer of the Break Free from Depression documentary, and author of the book Anxiety and Depression in the Classroom:  A Teacher’s Guide for Fostering Self-Regulation in Young Students.