Trumbull Superintendent of Schools Dr. Gary Cialfi is encouraging parents and their middle and high school-age students to attend a presentation by Dr. Marc Brackett, director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, that will take place at 7:00 p.m. in the Trumbull High School Auditorium Wednesday, April 20.

Dr. Brackett is one of the world’s leading experts on emotional intelligence and will be speaking to the town’s youth as well as members of the general public.

“Dr. Brackett made a profound impression on the entire Trumbull Public Schools staff as the convocation keynote speaker in August and we’re very fortunate to have secured his time to share his insights with our parents, students, and the general public,” Dr. Cialfi said. “Clearly, we knew immediately that Trumbull students and parents would be well served with his presentation if he could be available for an evening session.”

The focus of Brackett’s presentation will be on why emotions matter significantly in school and everyday life.  

In this presentation, he will share the results of a large-scale survey that provides insights to the emotional lives of our nation’s teens.  

Key components include: the role of emotions in learning, decision making, relationships, mental health, and academic performance; means to measure to emotional intelligence; and the development of emotional intelligence among adolescents and teens.

In addition to being an exceptionally-engaging speaker, Dr. Brackett has published over 100 scholarly articles and received numerous awards, including the Joseph E. Zins Award for his research on social and emotional learning.

He is the co-creator of RULER, an evidence-based approach to teaching social and emotional learning that has been adopted by more than 1,000 public and private schools reaching nearly one million students, including their educators and families.

Those wishing to attend are requested to RSVP by sending an email as soon as possible to TrumbullRSVP@gmail.com.

For more information, feel free to contact Superintendent Cialfi at cialfig@trumbullps.org or Dan Neumann at dca120@sbcglobal.net.