The Sunapee School Board is making good on its promise to address what residents have called a growing bullying problem. The board has invited an expert on the subject to speak to students, faculty and members of the community Thursday.
Bullying has been a recurring theme at recent school board meetings, with some residents taking their personal stories to the editorial pages of local newspapers. As a response, the board invited Dr. Malcolm Smith – one of the nation’s top educators in teaching young people empathy, compassion and kindness – to host a handful of assemblies Thursday at Sunapee Middle High School.
Dr. Smith spoke to both middle school and high school students – as well as all of the district’s teachers – in two separate assemblies this afternoon, before addressing parents and members of the community Thursday night in the Sherburne Gymnasium.
A video of Dr. Smith addressing 5,000 New Hampshire students can be found at DrMalcolmSmith.net.