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Parent Education

2014-2015 Parent Education

Thank you for visiting our Parent Education web page.  Each year, our PTA invests in finding relevant speakers who address important topics as we navigate parenthood. We look forward to seeing you at these very informative sessions.  All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.  

Have an idea to share? Please forward your suggestions for topics/speakers to Kerry Reiland, VP of Parent Education, at

Past Speaker Events

Heather Cantero Visits Montair Wednesday April 22nd 

Heather Cantero visited Montair Elementary and gave an insightful presentation on Parenting the Positive Discipline Way.  If you missed this presentation, you can access the workshop handouts here


Dr. Vicki Zakrzewski of the Greater Good Science Center, UC Berkeley Visits Montair Wednesday February 18th

Education Director Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D.,of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley visited Montair's MPR for an insightful presentation on fostering positive emotions and skills in children. Drawing on cutting-edge research from psychology and neuroscience, Dr. Zakrzewski will highlight the strong connections between the cultivation of a meaningful life and childrens’ social-emotional well-being and academic achievement.   If you missed this presentation, please visit the Greater Good Science Center for more information. 



Raise the Child You’ve Got - Not the One You Want 

Parenting Expert and Author, Nancy Rose, visited Montair’s Multi-Purpose Room on Wednesday, October 22nd at 9 a.m. to discuss her book Raise the Child You’ve Got - Not the One You Want.  

Raise the child you ve got


Nancy Rose has been featured on The Today Show, The Huffington Post Live, and CBS TV News 8 Las Vegas.  This is her first book and was selected as the Winner of the 2014 National Indie Excellence Award.


A fresh voice and original thinker in the parenting field, Nancy Rose, the “Acceptance Advocate”, speaks and conducts parenting programs throughout the country.  A former tax attorney and CPA, she now puts her solid credentials and entrepreneurial spirit to use in service of her passion: making sure every child is given license to shine. 


If you missed this presentation, you can learn more about Nancy Rose by visiting her website.