Dr. Carolyn Strong is a motivational educator with an anti-bullying message of hope for children, families and schools. With more than 15 years of experience working with inner- city youth, she is currently Dean of Students in a high school serving more than 1,200 young people. In this role as disciplinarian, she witnesses and confronts bullying and relational aggression by creating and implementing prevention programs in conjunction with traditional school discipline while maintaining a positive school climate.
Dr. Strong holds master’s degrees in Curriculum and Educational Leadership as well as a doctoral degree in curriculum and social inquiry. Her dissertation Black Girls Matter: Historical Representation and its Impact on Contemporary Education, highlights the need for safe spaces for African American girls in educational spaces teeming with disparity. Dr. Strong is the author of Black Girl Blues: Small Group Sessions, Activities and Discussions to Combat Intra-racial Bullying (2014). Dr. Strong presents on topics ranging from cultural competence in schools to equitable discipline and conflict resolution. Dr. Strong has written and designed anti-racist courses for the Illinois Principal’s Association Ed Leaders Network. Dr. Strong has also appeared on ABC Newsviews as an expert on bullying signs and symptoms.
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