Bridget Laird

Bridget has been with WINGS since 1998. Through the years, Bridget has helped to develop all aspects of the organization, from program/curriculum development to spearheading grant and research applications to growth strategies, replication, and scaling. During this time, she and our founder were leading the charge in bringing social and emotional skill development to kids in elementary schools and working toward efforts to bring SEL to the forefront of education today. Bridget took over as CEO in 2011. Since her tenure, WINGS expanded to Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC and has implemented a new partnership model – drastically increasing the number of kids.

Learning Forward’s Annual Conference is my absolute favorite conference. It always provides me with inspiration, tools and new contacts to help further my learning and thus the quality of professional learning at my school.

— Kate Cottrell

This conference was first class all the way.  It helped me get a better understanding of many of the various aspects of professional learning and what it looks like across the country/world.  I had heard nothing but positive comments about this conference and it did not disappoint.  I appreciate all of the learning opportunities and the support of the staff.

— 2018 Attendee