It’s no secret that the college admissions process can be a source of stress and anxiety for many students and parents. What do college rankings really measure? Are students who attend more selective colleges better off later in life? What is “fit,” and why does it matter?
On March 4, 2020, Laurel Springs is proud to introduce Denise Pope, Ph.D., to help families address these questions.
Who Is Dr. Denise Pope?
An acclaimed author and senior lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education, Dr. Pope specializes in student engagement, curriculum studies, qualitative research methods, and service learning. She is co-founder of Challenge Success, a research and intervention project that provides schools and families the tools they need to raise healthy, motivated students.
Dr. Pope lectures nationally on parenting techniques and pedagogical strategies to increase student health, engagement with learning, and integrity. She is a three-time recipient of the Stanford University School of Education Outstanding Teacher and Mentor Award and was honored with the 2012 Education Professor of the Year Educators’ Voice Award from the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences. Prior to teaching at Stanford, Dr. Pope taught high school English in Fremont, CA and college composition and rhetoric courses at Santa Clara University.
Additionally, she is the author of “Doing School”: How We Are Creating a Generation of Stressed Out, Materialistic, and Miseducated Students (Yale University Press, 2001), which was awarded Notable Book in Education by the American School Board Journal, 2001. Also, Dr. Pope is the lead author of Overloaded and Underprepared: Strategies for Stronger Schools and Healthy, Successful Kids (Jossey-Bass, 2015). She also co-hosts the Stanford University SiriusXM radio show called “School’s In.”
Our Upcoming Webinar
Our March 4th Parent Speaker webinar with Dr. Pope is a research-based workshop that addresses many of the important questions we hear from families. Participants will learn practical strategies to help reduce unnecessary pressure around the college admissions process and ways to support their student’s overall well-being and readiness for life in college and beyond.