Parent Institute

Bexley Parent Institute

The Bexley Parent Institute was created in an effort to partner with parents in their student's development and education. Bexley City Schools will host several events each academic year on various topics relevant to their student's growth. The Bexley Parent Institute seeks to engage, equip and empower parents through informative events and sharing resources. 

March 31, 2019 | 1:00-4:15 p.m.

Join us March 31st for the launch of the Bexley Parent Institute and to learn about a variety of topics related to your student's growth and development. The afternoon will feature workshops on multiple topics over three sessions from 1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. on March 31, 2019. Follow this link to register for one, two or three sessions. 
Event notes: Please use the main entrance at the Cassingham Complex to enter the building. The welcome will take place in the Schottenstein Theatre, session locations TBD. All parking will be open around the Cassingham Complex. 


Welcome - Superintendent Kim Miller - 1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Session 1 - 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
  • "Understanding impact and student use of Social Media (Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter and more)" - Brad Pettit, BCS Technology Director
  • "Importance of Early Literacy and How to Support at Home" - Katie Appel, Katie Langolf, Meredith Stone, Heidi Varner, BCS Literacy Specialists
  • "How to Help Your Tween without Rescuing" - Kam Twymom and Emith Getschman, Nationwide Children's Hospital

Session 2 - 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. 

  • "How to Talk to Kids about Relationships and Sexuality" - Angela Abeniam, Sarah Saxbe and Elise Berlan, Nationwide Children's Hospital
  • "Building Independence in Children: Why and How" - Susan Drake, Maryland Elementary Principal and Megan Reeve, Maryland Elementary Counselor
  • "School District Finance 101" - Kyle Smith, BCS Treasurer

Session 3 - 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

  • "Increasing Resiliency in Your Student" - Michele DeBellis, Jared Smith-Valentine and Bree Warner, Nationwide Children's Hospital
  • "Navigating Options for Post-High School" - Stephanie Krosnosky, BHS Counselor
  • "Shifts in Elementary Math (a.k.a. 'Why Can't I Help My Kid With Math Homework?!')" - Meghan Kroll and Rachel Niswander, BCS Math Teachers 

April 18, 2019 | 7:00 p.m. | PARENTS ONLY

Internet Safety with Jesse Weinberger

Parents of students of all ages are invited and encouraged to attend an engaging presentation by author and cyber expert, Jesse Weinberger. Weinberger will share about how to keep students of all ages safe in a digital society. Topics will include media literacy, cyberbullying, sexting, sexual predation and practical strategies to implement at home with your students.

For More Information

Dr. Laura Lipsett
Executive Director of School Programs
Bexley City Schools
348 South Cassingham Road
Bexley, Ohio 43209
(614) 231-7611