Parenting the Middle School Years: Guidance on Helping Students Make Successful Transitions

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an Ask the Experts presentation with Scott Tily, Pete Pullen, Erin A. Williams, LMSW, BCD
May 12, 2011

Scott Tily has been an educator for over 35 years. He has taught in all grades 1 to 8. Most of his career has been as middle school math teacher and for the last ten years as the Middle School Principal at the Grosse Pointe Academy. Contact number: 313.886.1221 or visit The Grosse Pointe Academy is a member of The Family Center's Association of Professionals.

Pete Pullen has a rich and diverse experience as an educational leader. Serving in various administrative roles, he has lead schools and curriculum initiatives at highly competitive prep schools, schools in urban settings, and special needs school. Pete was one of the pioneer teachers in Michigan's philanthropic education initiative.  His recent work at Eton Academy brings 23 years of specialized instruction together with 21st century brain research, creating a learning system that leads to academic success for students with specific learning disabilities. Peter can be reached at Eton Academy at 248.642.1150. To learn more about the Eton Academy visit Eton Academy is a member of The Family Center's Association of Professionals.

Erin A. Williams, LMSW, BCD is a licensed and board certified psychotherapist specializing in women's mental, emotional, and spiritual health.  She has lectured globally on empowering women, and continues to counsel and teach women how to embrace their inner goddess and grow their self-love.

Erin's travels in 2009-2010 have taken her to Turkey, Greece, Italy, France, and Switzerland.  She continues to educate and promote the empowerment of women and guide women globally to achieve higher levels of self-love.  Her next retreat will be held in Santorini, Greece in the summer of 2011.

She can be reached at A Healing Place Counseling in Grosse Pointe.  Please contact her at 313.300.9232, visit her web site at

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