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Speaker Series

Annie Wright offers several opportunities throughout the year for the community to hear from experts in a range of fields. Topics include parenting, education, science, technology, travel and more. Most events are free and open to the public. Contact Annie Wright Schools at 253.272.2216 for further information.
Our 2020-21 Speaker Series will take place virtually, so you can join us from the comfort of your home. Thank you to Annie Wright Schools Parents' Association for funding and supporting our Speaker Series!


Wednesday, April 14
7:00 pm PST via Zoom
(link will be sent via email, closer to the event date)

This event is free and open to parents and caregivers from any school! 
Join us for a conversation with Dr. Christine Carter, hosted by Annie Wright Head of Schools Jake Guadnola. 
Christine Carter, Ph.D., is an author, speaker, and coach. Her books include The New Adolescence: Raising Happy and Successful Teens in an Age of Anxiety and Distraction, The Sweet Spot: How to Achieve More by Doing Less   and Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps to More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents. An engaging and sought-after speaker and coach, Dr. Carter loves to share her work. Combining scientific research and practical application, she offers her clients, readers, and audiences not only a way to cope with modern pressures, but tactics to truly thrive.

This is our final speaker for 2020-2021. Stay tuned for next year's line-up!

2020-2021 AWS Speaker Series

Dr. Lauren Ashbaugh | Mental Health Strategies
October 21, 7:30 pm

LIKE virtual screening
November 13, 7:30pm

Dr. Lisa Damour | author of Untangled and Under Pressure
January 12, 5:00 pm

FCD Prevention Works
February 9, 6:30 pm

Forefront Suicide Prevention LEARN® Parent Session (for AWS parents & caregivers only)
March 10, 6:30 pm

Dr. Christine Carter | author of The New Adolescence
April 14, 7:00 pm

Growing Up Classes

Due to the pandemic, Annie Wright Schools are unable to host the annual Growing Up Classes with Great Conversations. However, the classes are being offered virtually. Please visit the Great Conversations website for more information.


Annie Wright Schools
827 North Tacoma Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98403

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Founded in Tacoma, Washington, in 1884, Annie Wright Schools serve students from age three through high school. Annie Wright Lower  and Middle Schools offer coed programs in Preschool through Grade 8, while separate Upper Schools for girls  and boys offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12. Annie Wright is proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School.