Student Perspectives on a Changing School Climate

First Webinar in Our School Reopening Series

What does the future hold for school re-openings, mental health and student emotional well-being in the wake of a myriad of issues facing today’s youth? Our student panelists will help us understand the needs of their peers on issues, such as COVID-19, school safety, immigration, and the Black Lives Matter and #MeToo movements.


  • Juliana Cruz, senior, Dallas ISD
  • Taylor Ellingberb-McCloud, senior, Dallas ISD
  • Melanie Harrell, recent graduate, San Antonio ISD
  • Gracie Hernández, recent graduate, Northside ISD
  • Kennedy Kearns, senior, Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD
  • Dejia Nunn, sophomore, Judson ISD
  • Lena Rivas, freshman, Northside ISD
  • Gisselle Reyes, senior, Dallas ISD
  • Lola Sánchez, recent graduate, San Antonio ISD
  • Clarissa Tavera, junior, San Antonio ISD


  • Ana Ramón, IDRA Deputy Director of Advocacy

This is first in the IDRA EAC-South’s free webinar series on reopening schools. Get details and other COVID-19 educator webinars:

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When: June 16, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm cdt
Location: Online