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Jessica Lahey

Teacher and Author
Jessica Lahey is a teacher, parent, and the New York Times best-selling author of The Gift of Failure. As a speaker, writer for The Atlantic and The Washington Post, commentator for Vermont Public Radio and author of the popular New York Times “The Parent Teacher Conference” column that ran for 3 years, Jessica has covered topics ranging from education and parenting to addiction and child welfare. She earned a B.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of Massachusetts and a J.D. with a concentration in juvenile and education law from the University of North Carolina School of Law. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and two sons and teaches high school English and writing in Vermont, and her second book, The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence, will be released in 2020.

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, December 5
 

8:45am