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 Conference is the only national conference that focuses on the training and coaching of teachers. Over the last six years of annual attendance, we have been able to improve Tier 1 instruction, shared decision-making, morale, school culture, and teacher retention and attrition.

— Angela Silva

I hope we can send someone from our organization every year. The topics were very relevant to the work we do at the ISD.

2017 Conference Attendee