2020 Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Jessica Lahey

Author of The Gift of Failure-How The Best Parents Learn To Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed

January 29, 2020, Providence Day School 7:30 pm

Jessica Lahey is a teacher, writer, and mom. She write about education, parenting, and child welfare for The Atlantic, Vermont Public Radio, and the New York Times and is the author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed.

She is a member of the Amazon Studios Thought Leader Board and wrote the educational curriculum for Amazon Kids’ The Stinky and Dirty Show.


Jessica earned a B.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of Massachusetts and a J.D. with a

concentration in juvenile and education law from the University of North Carolina School of Law.

She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and two sons and teaches high school English and writing in Vermont.