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2021 Gesu Symposium is November 18 at 5pm. Register today!

You are invited to Gesu’s Virtual 24th Symposium: Working Together to Manage Pandemic Stress in Our School Communities. Speakers Marsha Richardson, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist and Senior Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, and Jabari Whitehead, Ed.D., Principal of Chatham Park Elementary School and Adjunct Professor at Saint Joseph’s University, will dialogue on this critical, timely topic. Participant Q&A will follow.

The educational landscape has shifted dramatically. Students and educators have returned to in-person classrooms and structured learning time after months of remote instruction and social and emotional upheaval. Join us for a virtual discussion with practical, actionable strategies on managing stress in school communities and strengthening our communities for the months ahead.

Thursday, November 18
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Virtual Format with Question & Answer
Free of Charge

Click here to register via Zoom.

View the program book:

  • Learn more about speakers Marsha Richardson, Psy.D.; Jabari Whitehead, Ed.D.; and Darryl J. Ford, Ph.D.
  • Watch the Gesu Gospel Choir.
  • Read a unity prayer.
  • Get a glimpse of Gesu School’s community!

Marsha Richardson, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist
Senior Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania
Graduate School of Education
Human Development and Quantitative Methods Division
Counseling and Mental Health/Executive School and Mental Health Programs

Jabari Whitehead, Ed.D.
Principal, Chatham Park Elementary School, Haverford School District
Adjunct Professor, Saint Joseph’s University, Department of Educational Leadership

Darryl J. Ford, Ph.D.
Head of School, William Penn Charter School 

Thank You to Our 2021 Gesu Symposium Sponsors

Cozen O'Connor
M & S Foundation

Symposium Friend
Academy of Notre Dame de Namur
The Episcopal Academy
Girard College
Malvern Preparatory School 
Merion Mercy Academy
The Shipley School
St. Joseph's Preparatory School 

Event sponsorships are available. 
Sponsorships enable Gesu School to serve as a thought leader and to host this event free of charge to the public. For more information, contact Rob Weinstein, Vice President for Development, at 215-763-9077 or

More Information:
Contact Kimberly Brennan, Director of Annual Giving and Special Events, at 215-543-6176 x 226 or

Gesu looks forward to having you as part of the conversation! Learn about past symposia.