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Join Us October 5, 2019!

The EmpowHERment Series at Oak Knoll is for girls  in grades 6-8  who are interested in learning to take risks, push through boundaries and thrive outside their comfort zones. Through exciting interactive challenges and team building exercises, participants will explore:

  • Healthy risk-taking
  • Positive role modeling
  • Communication skills
  • Conflict resolution

Date: October 5, 2019
Times: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.*
Location: Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child
44 Blackburn Road, Summit, NJ 07901

Free and open to the public, but pre-registration required. Space is extremely limited!

*Optional parent session on the themes of female adolescent empowerment from 11:30-12 with Oak Knoll Associate Head of School/Upper School Division Head Jennifer Landis.

Our Instructors:

Jennifer G. Landis

landis-headshot-150x150Jennifer G. Landis is Oak Knoll’s Associate Head of School/Upper School Division Head and the school’s next Head of School, starting in 2021-22. Previously, she was the Upper School Dean of Academics at Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in Princeton.

Landis was a teaching fellow for the Partnership for Global Justice in 2012 and presented “Invisible Issues: Addressing Humanitarian Crises through Interdisciplinary Learning,” at the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools’ annual conference in 2018 alongside Oak Knoll History Teacher Nicole Johnston.

Landis earned her Master of Education from La Salle University and her bachelor’s in religion from Colgate University.

Nicole Johnston

id000268-150x150Nicole Johnston has taught history at Oak Knoll’s all-girls’ Upper School since 2009 and is the program director of Confidence Counts, a signature girls' empowerment summer camp. In 2018, Nicole was inducted into Hackensack Meridian Health’s third annual Women Who Rock Hall of Fame and was chosen as a 2014-15 Teacher of the Future by the National Association of Independent Schools. She was also one of just 46 educators across the globe to be named to the 2015 list of emerging leaders by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

In 2018, she presented “Invisible Issues: Addressing Humanitarian Crises through Interdisciplinary Learning,” at the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools’ annual conference alongside Oak Knoll Upper School Division Head Jennifer Landis.

Johnston is passionate about empowering girls to dream big, lead and help others along the way.