Dr. Elisabeth O’Bryon is the chief impact officer and co-founder of Family Engagement Lab, a national nonprofit working to advance learning-centered family engagement in preK-12 school systems. Prior to launching FEL, Elisabeth served as the director of research and evaluation at GreatSchools and a postdoctoral research associate at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, where she contributed to the development and evaluation of school-based social and emotional learning programming for children, teachers and families. Elisabeth has a doctorate in psychology and experience providing school psychological services to preschool through high school-age students in both English and Spanish. Elisabeth recently co-authored "45 Strategies that Support Young Dual Language Learners" and is enjoying the many adventures of parenthood with her husband and sons.
The tremendous linguistic diversity present in our school communities necessitates intentional support to facilitate ongoing communication and trusted partnerships.