MANCHESTER - On Saturday, Jan. 18, a seminar led by Phyllis Gimbel Schnitman on "How to build and sustain a healthy school culture - Creating conditions for better teaching and learning," will be given.

The seminar starts at 6 p.m. and will run until 7:15 p.m.

It is a straightforward take on the complex issue of effective school leadership.

The author's long-standing career on leadership is anchored in the critical foundation of interpersonal trust as a necessary, health-giving prescription. This focus, though essential to effective schooling, is often missed in the competing literature on supervision.

School administrators and leaders, including teachers themselves, will profit greatly this seminar.

Attendees will learn how to use communication skills to establish interpersonal trust; how to build a collaborative team; how to listen to what is said and not said; how to incorporate multiple perspectives.

Dr. Phyllis Gimbel has enjoyed a lengthy career in education, serving as middle school principal, foreign language department chair and French and Spanish teacher.

Currently, she is Associate Professor of Educational Leadership in the Department of Secondary Education and Professional Programs at Bridgewater State University, where she served as Assistant Coordinator of Writing Across the Curriculum and Faculty Fellow in the Office of Teaching and Learning.

Reservations are required, admission will be $5 per attendee, and the admission receipt is good as voucher towards the purchase of Healthy Schools: The Hidden Component of Teaching and Learing.

Stop by the store or call 802-362-2200 for more information.