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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. These events are open to the public, and most are free. Contact Annie Wright Schools at 253.272.2216 for further information.

Thank you to Annie Wright Schools Parents' Association for funding and supporting our Speaker Series!
Our 2020-21 Speaker Series will take place virtually, so you can join us from the comfort of your home. We hope to see you online at an upcoming event!

Dr. Lauren Ashbaugh | Mental Health Strategies

Wednesday, October 21
7:30 pm

Location: Virtual Event via Zoom

We'll kick off our 2020-21 Speaker Series with Dr. Lauren Ashbaugh, a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice in downtown Tacoma, Washington. The talk will focus on mental health strategies to address anxiety and depression and resilience practices (sleep, eating, exercise, mindfulness, relationships) that help with coping and wellness.

Dr. Ashbaugh is a therapist, consultant, and trainer who provides evidence-based outpatient psychotherapy for children, adolescents, adults, and families. She is strength-based and collaborative in her approach, and strives to be culturally-responsive, trauma-informed, and empowering.

The evening talk will be a virtual event. It is free and open to the public. Please register here.

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

FLASH Curriculum Parent Info Session
March 16, 6:30 pm

Dr. Christine Carter | author of The New Adolescence
April - date TBD


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.