Speaker: Chuck Ott
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Grandparents and high school students find a way to examine and alter school culture, without punishment or reward. In this enlightening and funny talk, Chuck Ott shares how Portsmouth High School addressed problematic language in school.

Chuck Ott earned his undergraduate degree from Indiana University and a doctorate in educational psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He served in the Peace Corps in Sierra Leone from 1967–69 and as a classroom teacher, guidance counselor, school psychologist, assistant superintendent, and superintendent. He was Chief Negotiator for North Star, a Strafford Learning Center program for dropout prevention and recovery and an adjunct faculty member at the University of New Hampshire, focusing on organizational culture and leadership, dropout prevention, and high school reform.

Chuck Ott has been a classroom teacher, guidance counselor, school psychologist and superintendent. Through it all, his focus has been on dropout prevention and high school reform.