An ADVIS & PAIS Collaboration
December 7, 2022 
• 8:30am-3:30pm
The Inn at Villanova University • 601 County Line Road • Wayne, PA 19087
For Heads, Division Heads and Deans, Department Chairs, Counselors, Psychologists, Nurses, and all Administrators and Educators.
A PAIS Accreditation Connection Program

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM • Check-in & Breakfast
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM • Opening Keynote Justine Ang Fonte
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM • Workshops - Round 1
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM • Networking Lunch
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM • Workshops - Round 2
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM • Closing Keynote • Mirna Valerio


November 28, 2022. Registrations after November 28 are on a space available basis and will be charged a $25 late fee.

ADVIS & PAIS Members pay $185 per person; Non Members pay $325 per person, includes continental breakfast and lunch.

Please note: You will have the opportunity to attend TWO workshops in the following tracks. View selections by clicking on the Workshops "button" below.
Student Wellness • Working in partnership with parents, counselors, and therapists to assess and support the needs of students.
Educator and Staff Wellness • Focusing on the importance of leading with compassion and self-care.
Cultivating a Culture of Wellness • Building school communities that prioritize well being.


OPENING KEYNOTE: Justine Ang Fonte, M.Ed, MPH
Student Wellness • 
The Whole Child means Centering on Health
Consider the number of times your academic teaching is up against a student’s health barrier: chronic illness, stress, anxiety, depression. Approaches to Health Education strategically include prevention, yet too often the preferred metric of success with health is that “nothing bad happened” so the school proceeds as is. As educators of pubescent students, we know how much mental health, body image, relationships with food, social belonging, and sexuality are affecting our students’ learning experience. Our students need and deserve comprehensive health education in every subject. This type of programming is a critical part of a student’s education because healthy students make for stronger learners. Justine Ang Fonte, M.Ed, MPH has more than a decade of experience building intersectional health education programs in school communities across subject areas and to the adults in children’s lives. It’s time to actually prioritize the whole child.

Justine Ang Fonte, M.Ed, MPH is the child of Philippine immigrants and award-winning health educator, a ghostwriter, and professor based in New York City. She founded the Health & Wellness Program at The Dalton School, a K-12 independent school and served as its Director for nine years.

Justine received her Master's in Education in Teaching from the University of Hawai'i and her Master's in Public Health in Sexuality from Columbia University. She has been featured in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Business Insider, NPR, and USA Today for her notable teaching career in sexuality education and according to a Buzzfeed list, one of 13 sex educators teaching people what they really need to know when it comes to sex. You can learn more about her career on her website justinefonte.com and follow her on social media @imjustineaf.

From Panic to Purpose and Passion • A Teacher's Story of Self-Care, Healing and Transformation
Mirna Valerio is a native of Brooklyn, NY, a former educator and cross-country coach, ultramarathoner, cyclist and newish skier, and author of the memoir, A Beautiful Work in Progress

She began running in high school, recommitted to the sport after a health scare in 2008 and started her blog Fatgirlrunning, about her experiences as a larger woman in a world of thinner endurance athletes— while training for her first marathon. Mirna's athletic story has been featured in the WSJ, Runner’s World, on NBC Nightly News, CNN, and in the viral REI-produced documentary short, The Mirnavator. Her writing has been featured in Women’s Running Magazine, Self Magazine Online, Outside Online, and Runner's World Magazine. In 2018 she was chosen as a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, and in early 2020 appeared on the Kelly Clarkson Show and Access Daily, and most recently was featured on the Today Show. Her partners include LLBean, Lululemon, and InsideTracker. She currently lives and trains in Vermont and is wholeheartedly enamored and obsessed with downhill skiing.


This program is supported by funding from Event Underwriters ISM and Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP.