Homelessness and housing insecurity can have a profound impact on the students it affects––and it’s on the rise in many regions across the country. Join us to learn more about how your district can combat the effects of homelessness and support your students better. We’ll be welcoming Dr. Ronald Hallett and Melissa Schoonmaker, both of whom have dedicated much of their careers to helping schools and districts serve these children and their families. They’ll discuss:
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Meet the Presenters:
Dr. Ronald Hallett, Professor of Organizational Leadership, University of La Verne
Dr. Hallett’s research focuses on students experiencing homelessness and how to meet their needs within the education system; he is the author of four books on the subject. Prior to joining the faculty of the University of La Verne, Dr. Hallett taught at the Benerd School of Education at the University of the Pacific and in the classroom as an elementary teacher. Dr. Hallett earned his Ph.D. in Urban Educational Policy from the University of Southern California.
Melissa Schoonmaker, Homeless Liaison, Los Angeles County Office of Education
As a passionate advocate for students experiencing homelessness, Melissa supports districts and charter schools in Los Angeles County in meeting this population’s unique needs. Prior to joining the LACOE, Melissa served at a district administrator for 16 years. She holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.