Date: Thursday, June 16, 2022

Time and time zone: 7:00 PM ET

Target audience: Educators K-8


As Nat King Cole sang, there’s nothing better than a “lazy-hazy-crazy day of summer”! Listen to our educator panelists describe how they make the most of their days off and hear about their recommendations for fun-filled summer activities.

Participants will . . .

  • Hear educators describe how they unwind during the summer 
  • Learn strategies for taking breaks from work 
  • Receive ideas and recommendations for fun, relaxing summertime activities 



Karen Poplawski

Karen Poplawski is the chief program officer for Responsive Classroom. Prior to becoming a director at Center for Responsive Schools, Karen was a Responsive Classroom curriculum and instructional designer and consulting teacher, working with educators worldwide to transform their school communities. Before joining the staff at CRS, she spent ten years as a classroom teacher and seven years as a principal, utilizing Responsive Classroom techniques and practices in the classroom and in the two schools for which she was the founding principal.





Julie Kelly

Julie Kelly is a former assistant principal and resource and technology teacher in Lanham, Maryland, and a consulting teacher for Center for Responsive Schools. With over eighteen years of experience in education, Julie has instructed students in pre-K through eighth grade. Having served in a variety of roles, from grade-level classroom teacher to special areas, Julie has a passion for literacy and creative expressions. A native of the Washington, DC, area, Julie values cultural awareness and competencies as part of the classroom experience.



Julia Monke

Julia Monke has the unique perspective of experiencing Responsive Classroom both as an educator and as a student. In eight years of classroom teaching in both Minneapolis and New Orleans, Julia has utilized the principles and practices of Responsive Classroom to ensure all students feel safe, are challenged academically, and enjoy the same joyful classroom experience she did. Julia has a BA and an MEd in elementary education, both from the University of Minnesota. Currently, she teaches kindergarten in a suburb of Minneapolis.



Beth Osgood

Beth Osgood is a consulting teacher for Center for Responsive Schools and an executive function coach working with a variety of students in the virtual setting. Prior to her work with CRS, Beth was an elementary educator for twenty-five years, teaching both second and third grade in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. She received her master’s degree from Antioch University and later went on to pursue a certificate of autism spectrum disorders to support her varied work with autistic students. Beth has extensive experience teaching children with a variety of academic, social, emotional, and behavioral challenges and has cocreated an SEL summer camp program for autistic students in her school district.


Allyson Story

Allyson Story is a consulting teacher for Center for Responsive Schools and an assistant principal of an elementary school in New Fairfield, Connecticut. Prior to leaving the classroom to lead a school, Allyson spent thirteen years teaching third grade in Wilton, Connecticut, and then went on to become a math specialist in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Allyson’s passion for Responsive Classroom began in college when she had the privilege of doing an internship at Sheffield Elementary School in Turners Falls, Massachusetts. Allyson is the author of several Quick Coaching Guides: Dining With Self-Discipline, Teaching With a Purpose: Making Connections Between Teaching and Learning, and A Proactive Approach to Discipline: Start With the Rules.



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