'Dr. G' coming back to GLSD

Greater Latrobe School District superintendent Dr. Georgia Teppert and parenting and youth development expert, speaker, author, social influencer, and media personality Dr. Deborah Gilboa, known popularly as “Dr. G,” pose for a photo after Gilboa’s presentation in August. Gilboa will return and speak to students, parents and the local community on Thursday, Oct. 10.

“Dr. G” is coming back to Greater Latrobe.

Dr. Deborah Gilboa, known popularly as “Dr. G,” will speak to students, parents and the local school community at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at the senior high auditorium. Gilboa already spoke to the Greater Latrobe School District staff in August on the topic of building resilience in young people, while also offering strategies to support that goal during small group breakout sessions.

“We’re really looking forward to that,” Greater Latrobe Superintendent Dr. Georgia Teppert said during Tuesday’s Committee of the Whole meeting. “It’s a phenomenal presentation.”

Gilboa, a board-certified attending family physician at Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill Health Center, is a regular on NBC’s “Today” show and has appeared on numerous other local and national television talk shows and news programs throughout the U.S., including “The Doctors,” The Hallmark Channel’s “Home and Family,” “Good Morning America,” “The Rachel Ray Show” and Fox News. She also regularly contributes to Today.com, Huffington Post Parents, Your Teen magazine, Parents magazine and MSNBC.com.

Teppert said that Gilboa will present to junior and senior high students during the morning of Oct. 10. She will give a keynote presentation to the students before breaking into small groups. Later that evening, Gilboa will present to the entire school community.

In August, Gilboa offered a presentation titled “Recent Societal Shifts and Their Impact on Youth Development – and How to Build Resilience in Our Young People.” She outlined some of the obstacles that are keeping this generation of young people from learning to preserve through adversity.

Greater Latrobe first learned of Gilboa when she spoke at the student council state convention and district students who attended enjoyed the presentation. Gilboa’s message was also well received from staff when she spoke in August.

Teppert is excited for Gilboa’s return, adding that she intends to partner with the Derry Area School District, inviting parents, teachers and community members to also attend.

“It’s nice to have Derry come out, too,” Teppert said. “Just to have the community together and hearing the same message, we’re looking forward to that.”

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