TEACH: A Holistic Lens to Improving All Kids Lives


Paige Atchley

Tennessee Department of Education

Ellen Cohn

Connecticut State Department of Education

Margie Gillis


Steven Hernández Esq

Connecticut Commission On Women, Children And Seniors

Patricia Miller

Connecticut General Assembly (Democrat 145th District)

Presented by Public Consulting Group:
We believe there are 5 pillars (TEACH) to achieving significant, sustained life-altering opportunities for ALL kids:
Two Generation Strategy must be adopted (get parents/guardians engaged early and often)
Early Investment is essential (invest heavily in early childhood development)
All Kids must be included (Special Ed, ELL, Gifted, ALL means ALL)
Cradle to Career is key (take long term view when making short term investments)
Holistic Child (address ALL needs - health, social, cognitive)

*Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Basic Understanding
Online: Slides