Educational Speaker Series

Nantucket Lighthouse School's annual Educational Speaker Series brings prominent educators and industry leaders to our community, providing parents with informative workshops on timely topics and offering Nantucket educators on-island professional development opportunities.

Upcoming Speakers:      

January 22+23Rosetta Lee - Educator, Diversity Speaker, School Consultant
This event is generously funded by the Community Foundation for Nantucket's ReMain Nantucket Fund.

February 4Max Stossel - Head of Education at the Center for Humane Technology, Poet, Filmmaker | Featuring a very special screening of the Indie Film LIKE
This event is generously funded by the Community Foundation for Nantucket's ReMain Nantucket Fund.

March 10 - Cindy Horgan - Educator, Executive Director of Cape Cod Children's Place | In partnership with the Nantucket Community School
This event is generously funded by the Community Foundation for Nantucket's ReMain Nantucket Fund.



Past Speakers:

Dr. Ned Hallowell
Psychiatrist, nation's leading expert on ADHD and author Driven to Distraction, Delivered from Distraction, Super-Parenting for ADD and more!

Ralph Fletcher
Writers' Workshop educator and award-winning Children's author Marshfield Memories, Hello, Harvest Moon, Spider Boy, and Fig Pudding

Grace Lin
Award-winning children's author A Big Moon Cake for Little Star, The Ugly Vegetables, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, When the Sea Turned to Silver, Starry River of the Sky, and more!

Debby Irving
Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race

Zoe Weil
The World Becomes What We Teach: Educating a Generation of Solutionaries, Most Good, Least Harm: A Simple Principle for a Better World and Meaningful Life, The Power and Promise of Humane Education and Above All, Be Kind: Raising a Humane Child in Challenging Times.

Meenoo Rami

Tony Wagner
Most Likely to Succeed, Creating Innovators and The Global Achievement Gap

Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair
The Big Disconnect

Dr. Ross Greene
Raising Human Beings, Lost at School and The Explosive Child

Cindy Horgan
Executive Director of Cape Cod Children's Place

Our Educational Speaker Series is generously funded by:





“I would like to thank you all for the resent educational series offered by NLS this winter given by Cindy Horgan, which incorporated several current and sensitive topics with regards to parenting and child development for the Nantucket community. I have had the opportunity to attend several of Cindy’s workshops - she never disappoints no matter what the topic! Cindy provides solid, beneficial information in a practical format. Her passion to help parents and educators comprehend the complexities of each of the topics on behalf of the child is/was clearly expressed through her presentation. Cindy is capable of quickly sizing up her attendees and is able to accommodate their level of understanding and needs providing solutions or suggestions where necessary. How lucky the community was to be able to have this opportunity to learn from Cindy’s guidance. This series provided current research and a level of understanding for all stake holders. On behalf of the children that I work with, again, I thank you very much for this opportunity!”

– Michele Perry, Educator

“Thank you for setting up the talk with Cindy Horgan.  It was a pleasure to hear her share her passion, knowledge, and experience with raising healthy boys. Great job on bringing this to our community - it was very beneficial!”
– Kevin Korn, Nantucket Lighthouse School Parent