GDL Chamber Network Luncheon
Join us for our Monthly Networking Luncheon to expand your network & grow your brand. Connect with other Chamber members and area professionals for targeted networking, referrals and lunch.
We will be featuring Emily Whalen, Director of the Next Charter School, a public high school located within the Gilbert H. Hood Middle School in Derry NH.
Emily has a diverse background that includes agriculture, sailing USCG tall ships, and teaching at the middle school, high school, and college levels. She was a founding teacher at Next and has spent the last decade working to create a school where students have voice and choice.
Emily will talk about how the lives of teenagers have changed over the last several decades and how schools can adapt to reflect and capitalize on these changes. When students have constant access to the internet, including social media, cell phones, advanced analytic tools, and even artificial intelligence, skills that were once highly valued become less critical to success in the real world. However, skills like critical thinking, networking, storytelling, and communication are more important than ever. Finding the balance is challenging but exciting work. Emily will share real-world stories from the field and talk about how community members can make a difference for NH teenagers.