PSPA Speaker Series

PSPA Speaker Series Schedule


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All PSPA Speakers are videotaped and posted approximately one week after the event. To view, visit the Video tab on our website.

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PSPA 2018–2019 Calendar of Events

September 4  PSPA Welcome and Information Event 1–1:40 p.m.
Parents and guardians of all Phillips Academy students are warmly invited to attend to learn more about PSPA and how to become involved. George Washington Hall Tang Theater

September 27 Speaker Series: PSPA Fall Opening Event 7 p.m.
PSPA welcomes new and returning parents, featuring Head of School John Palfrey. Kemper Auditorium

October 11 Speaker Series: Selections from the PA Curriculum 7 p.m.
Learn about interesting, unique offerings from these amazing instructors and get tips on scheduling these courses.

Lilia Cai-Hurteau, CHINESE


Lisa Joseph, MATH

Stephanie Sparling Williams, ART

Flavia Vidal, ENGLISH

Kemper Auditorium

October 12 Parent-to-Parent Forum 3:30 p.m.
An invaluable program and resource for all Phillips Academy parents. Hear from a panel of experienced parents and support faculty about parenting PA students from far and near. Kemper Auditorium

November 8 Speaker Series: The Student Groups at CAMD 7 p.m.
Learn more about CAMD – The Community and Multicultural Development Office and the incredible student groups and organizations they sponsor. Student members from several CAMD groups will lead the event. Held at the CAMD Office, in the rear of Morse Hall.

January 17 Speaker Series:  Author program: How to Raise an Adult  7 p.m.
Come hear  New York Times Best-Selling author of How to Raise an Adult, Julie Lythcott-Haims speak. Presented in conjunction with the Sykes Wellness Center, College Counseling, and the Phillips Academy Empathy, Balance, and Inclusion Program. Kemper Auditorium

January 27 Summer Opportunities Fair 12–3 p.m. Case Memorial Cage
Come to the signature PSPA event of the year!  Learn about the many summer opportunities available to high school students in locations all over the world.  Open to the general public.

February 21 Speaker Series: An Evening with College Counseling 7 p.m.
Dean of College Counseling Sean Logan provides an update on college trends, an overview of the college counseling process, and discusses how to prepare for a successful experience. Kemper Auditorium

March 21 Annual Meeting—PSPA Board Members 5:30 p.m. Salvatore’s Restaurant, Andover MA

April 18 Speaker Series: Addison Gallery of American Art – Presentation and Parent Social  6 p.m.  to 8 p.m. (note extended time)

How does the Addison Gallery of American Art position its resources to support courses across campus, from physics to geometry to poetry, while also helping students to enhance observation and analysis skills?
What strategies develop this kind of looking? Join us as we experiment with a broad range of approaches and discuss their applications across subject area, led by Jamie Kaplowitz, Manager of Curriculum Initiatives at the Addison.
Learn more about the variety of resources available at the Addison to support and complement teaching across all disciplines.

Food and adult beverages will be served. Ms. Kaplowitz’s presentation will run from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Join us any time from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. to learn more about the PSPA and all we do for the Andover community.

May 16 Speaker Series: Lessons Learned from the College Application Process 7 p.m.
“Expert” seniors share their experiences and advice. Moderated by Phillips Academy’s Office of College Counseling. Kemper Auditorium


Interested in becoming more involved with PA and PSPA?  Interested in becoming more involved with PA and the PSPA? Please join us for a PSPA board meeting. Meetings will be held at 5:30 p.m. in Elson Room 231 (above Kemper)  on September 27, October 11, November 8, January 17, February 21,  March 21, April 18, and May 16.