Educational Speaker Series

Educational Speaker Series

Nantucket Lighthouse School's annual Educational Speaker Series brings prominent educators and industry leaders to our community, providing parents with informative workshops on timely topics and offering Nantucket educators on-island professional development opportunities.

Upcoming Speakers:

Dr. Ross Greene - Thursday, May 18th - Author of Raising Human BeingsLost at School and The Explosive Child
Cindy Horgan - Monday, April 24th - Raising Healthy Boys - Executive Director of the Cape Cod Children's Place 

Past Speakers:

Tony Wagner
Most Likely to Succeed, Creating Innovators and The Global Achievement Gap

Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair
The Sustainable Family - Seven Principles for Strengthening Family Connections in the Digital Age.

Cindy Horgan
Overcoming Challenging Behavior
Anti Bullying Behavior
Raising Healthy Boys
Raising Healthy Girls

Our Educational Speaker Series is generously funded by:

Community Foundation for Nantucket's ReMain Nantucket Fund
Community Foundation for Nantucket's Nantucket Fund


Cape Air/Nantucket Airlines
Nantucket Community School
Nanutcket Dreamland Theater
White Elephant Village


“Small Friends greatly valued the Cindy Horgan Workshop Series. To maintain our EEC qualifications teachers must acquire 20 professional development hours. This can be a challenge on our island. Either the trainings require travel or are not applicable to the educators. Through this workshop many staff members were able to enjoy and learn in a comfortable setting, right here on Nantucket. Three of our families also took advantage of the workshop and were particularly interested in the “Raising Healthy Boys” session. We hope that more offerings like this are available to our island educators.”
– Courtney Bridges, Executive Director of Small Friends on Nantucket

“I would like to thank you all for the resent educational series offered by NLS this winter given by Cindy Horgan, which incorporated several current and sensitive topics with regards to parenting and child development for the Nantucket community. I have had the opportunity to attend several of Cindy’s workshops - she never disappoints no matter what the topic! Cindy provides solid, beneficial information in a practical format. Her passion to help parents and educators comprehend the complexities of each of the topics on behalf of the child is/was clearly expressed through her presentation. Cindy is capable of quickly sizing up her attendees and is able to accommodate their level of understanding and needs providing solutions or suggestions where necessary. How lucky the community was to be able to have this opportunity to learn from Cindy’s guidance. This series provided current research and a level of understanding for all stake holders. On behalf of the children that I work with, again, I thank you very much for this opportunity!”
– Michele Perry, Educator

“Thank you for setting up the talk with Cindy Horgan.  It was a pleasure to hear her share her passion, knowledge, and experience with raising healthy boys. Great job on bringing this to our community - it was very beneficial!”
– Kevin Korn, Nantucket Lighthouse School Parent