GLI Primary School Summer Institute: Leadership in Daily Life
Open to rising fourth- and fifth-grade students
June 22–26, 2020
8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Tuition: $825 (fully inclusive and covers program materials, breakfast, lunch, and snacks.)
The GLI Summer Institute for students entering grades four and five emphasizes how leadership relies on building relationships. Participants will identify strengths in themselves and in others and create a community based on respect, empathy, and teamwork. They will build communication skills and practice strategies for conflict resolution. Together, girls will learn to set goals, face challenges with courage and develop greater resilience.
Registration will be available in December 2019.
“An awesome beginning for embarking on a lifetime of leadership opportunities.”
Dr. Marie Hays has worked in public and private school settings for nearly 20 years, and she has been the School Psychologist for the Kent Place Primary School for eight years. Believing strongly in the important relationship between social emotional learning and overall student success, she has developed curricula and run social skills groups throughout her career. At KPS, she works with students individually, in small groups, and with whole classes to empower girls with the skills necessary to build and sustain positive self-images and rewarding friendships with others.
Mrs. Susan E Mascioli
(908) 273-0900 ext. 350
Hofstra University - B.A. Montclair State University - M.A.
Susan Mascioli earned her bachelor’s in English and elementary education at Hofstra University and her master’s in reading, with certification as a reading specialist, from Montclair State University. She taught in the public school system for 7 years before joining the Kent Place faculty in 2003 as a fourth-grade teacher. Mrs. Mascioli currently teaches English/language arts and social studies as part of the fifth grade team. She is a member of the Primary School Admissions Committee and the Kent Place Employee Relations Committee. Mrs. Mascioli's interest in facilitating the GLI program began several years after she and her colleagues integrated a dedicated leadership component into the fifth-grade curriculum. As her students embraced their own leadership roles within the school community, it was obvious that all girls possess innate abilities to be effective leaders. Fostering a safe environment where girls can set goals, take risks, problem solve, develop empathy, expand their conflict resolution skills and take decisive action in their own communities are the goals for the Primary Girls' Leadership Institute.