As the role of the County Offices of Education continues to evolve, this conference is dedicated to providing COE board members with the tools and information to empower them to be effective elected education leaders. This year’s sessions will address governance during challenging times, focusing on the unique responsibilities that differentiate county school board members from district board members. Be inspired as you leave with new ideas for serving students.

Please thank our AC sponsors: Capitol Advisors, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo, Seneca Family of Agencies, Voler Strategic Advisors, California State Lottery, Lozano Smith, Footsteps2Brilliance, and Edwards, Stevens & Tucker LLP.
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Friday, September 9 • 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Mental Health in Schools Collaborative: A Catalyst for Staff, Student & Family Wellness

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As the mental health crisis continues to intensify, it is increasingly vital for COEs to be responsive to the ever-changing needs in school communities. The creation of the Mental Health in Schools Collaborative was a game-changer f SDCOE’s Student Wellness & School Culture Department. Creating a safe space for district and school staff across the county to convene has allowed SDCOE to assess the current environment and identify and respond to the school’s community needs. Participants will learn about the model and evolving strategies that promote collective well-being.

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Mara Madrigal-Weiss

Executive Director of Student Wellness & School Culture, San Diego COE
Executive Director of Student Wellness and School Culture for the San Diego COE. Mara serves as the designee of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction as a Commissioner on the Mental Health Services Oversight Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) and was recently appointed Chair... Read More →
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Heather Nemour

Coordinator of Student Wellness & School Culture, San Diego COE
Coordinator, Student Wellness & School Culture for the San Diego COE. Ms. Nemour supports the 42 school districts and schools across the county and state in suicide prevention and mental health & wellness.
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Rick Shea

CCBE Immediate Past President, San Diego COE
Served on the San Diego County Board of Education since 2015. He retired as Special Assistant to the County Superintendent/Administrative Services Officer. Before that, Mr. Shea served as a classroom teacher, head teacher for the Juvenile Court Schools, and school administrator for... Read More →

Friday September 9, 2022 2:30pm - 3:45pm PDT
Cypress 1-3