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Kent School Welcomes Author Phyllis Fagell

Kent School is pleased to welcome Phyllis Fagell back to Kent School. She will join us on February 29 for student workshops followed by an employee and parent session at 4:00 p.m. that is also open to the public. There is no charge to attend. On this, her third visit to Kent School, Ms. Fagell will discuss her latest book Middle School Superpowers: Raising Resilient Tweens in Turbulent Times. Through this book parents and educators can “discover how to bolster any middle schooler’s resilience by leveraging the 12 Middle School Superpowers they need to manage disappointment, self-regulate emotions, take healthy risks, and recover from any setback.”
Ms. Fagell first visited Kent School in 2019 as a Kudner Leyon Visiting Writer to discuss Middle School Matters: The 10 Key Skills Kids Need to Thrive in Middle School and Beyond and How Parents Can Help. She followed that in-person visit with a virtual Town Hall for parents and employees which was designed to help parents navigate the social isolation of their children during COVID.
Phyllis L. Fagell, LCPC is a nationally board certified school counselor, a therapist who works with kids and families in private practice at The Chrysalis Group in Bethesda, Maryland, an educational consultant, and an author and journalist. She’s the author of the two forementioned  bestselling books “Middle School Matters”and “Middle School Superpowers” (Hachette Books) and a frequent contributor to The Washington Post. She also freelances for publications including Psychology Today, CNN, Working Mother, U.S. News & World Report and Your Teen, and her ideas have been shared in outlets including The New York Times,The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Edutopia, Mindshift and NPR. Phyllis speaks at schools and organizations nationally and internationally on a broad range of topics related to counseling, education and parenting. She lives in Bethesda, Maryland with her husband and three children.
Nancy Mugele said, “It is a privilege to have Phyllis join us again at Kent School. Over the past four years we have developed a strong professional relationship and we have learned so much from her wisdom and experience. I look forward to welcoming her again.” Mugele continued, I am grateful Our Kudner Leyon Memorial Fund can support this important program.”
For more information contact us at Kent School at 410-778-4100 ext. 110 or email info@kentschool.org. The School is located at 6788 Wilkins Lane. Kent School is an inclusive school community designed for effective learning, immersed in the natural environment. We are research-driven and committed to nurturing our students’ potential for active citizenship in a connected world through academic, artistic, athletic, and moral excellence.