Lisa Damour is headed to Ursuline.
The best-selling author and New York Times columnist will speak to faculty, staff, and parents during special presentations in August.
Dr. Damour is best known for her New York Times best seller, Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood, which helps parents guide their daughter throughout their development.
"We're honored to have Dr. Damour come to Ursuline," Dean of Students Kayla Brown said. "She clearly understands the female teenager and helps adults understand the difficulties so many of them face. She's also been on the forefront of resiliency and social and emotional learning in schools."
Dr. Damour is Executive Director of the Laurel School's Center for Research on Girls in Ohio. Brown and Dean of Academics Elizabeth Smith visited the Laurel School in December to further understand how girls learn and develop better tools for overall student well-being.
Dr. Damour will speak to parents during a presentation on Wednesday, August 16. The presentation will be 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the UCPA. Faculty and staff will hear a similar presentation during in-service on August 16-17. Dr. Damour will present tools to handle stress, anxiety, and other life challenges.
"This is a unique opportunity, and we want to make sure everyone takes advantage of it," Brown said. "We're all interested in our students' well-being, and we can all make a difference."