Parenting the Middle School Years: Guidance on Helping Students Make Successful Transitions

A Family Center Ask the Experts presentation with Scott Tily, Pete Pullen, Erin A. Williams, LMSW, BCD, May 12, 2011.

Scott Tily has been an educator for over 35 years. He has taught in all grades 1 to 8. Most of his career has been as middle school math teacher and for the last ten years as the Middle School Principal at the Grosse Pointe Academy.

Pete Pullen has a rich and diverse experience as an educational leader. Serving in various administrative roles, he has lead schools and curriculum initiatives at highly competitive prep schools, schools in urban settings, and special needs school. Pete was one of the pioneer teachers in Michigan’s philanthropic education initiative.  His recent work at Eton Academy brings 23 years of specialized instruction together with 21st century brain research, creating a learning system that leads to academic success for students with specific learning disabilities.

Erin A. Williams, LMSW, BCD is a licensed and board certified psychotherapist specializing in women’s mental, emotional, and spiritual health.  She has lectured globally on empowering women, and continues to counsel and teach women how to embrace their inner goddess and grow their self-love.

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