About The Virtual Symposium

O’Dea High School would like to invite you to the 2020 House System Virtual Symposium! The virtual symposium brings together students & school personnel from around the country to learn about and discuss aspects of implementing, developing, and improving House Systems. The symposium is designed for administrators, faculty, and staff that are interested in implementing a program or have a role in House Systems and are interested in sharing ideas for improvement.

Institute Presenters

Keynote Speaker: Arie T. Greenleaf, PhD

Arie  T.  Greenleaf, PhD, is Associate Professor of School Counseling and Program Director of School and Mental Health Counseling at Seattle University. Dr. Greenleaf has an extensive counseling background in both clinical and educational settings, including K-12 schools, community colleges, and 4-year university counseling centers. Dr. Greenleaf partnered with O’Dea during the founding years of the House System to develop professional learning opportunities in developing school connectedness for O’Dea’s Faculty and Staff

Arie T Greenleaf, PhD

Session Speakers

  • House Directors, Deans, Mentor Teachers
  • Student Leaders
  • Experts in Social and Emotional Development
  • O’Dea Graduates

House System Institute Topics

  • Developing and Launching a House Program
  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Developing Cultures of Care and Support
  • Adult and Student Leadership Development
  • Using Technology
  • Inclusive Competition
  • Mentor Group Development
  • Increasing School Connectedness