Single Parent Conference
Being a single parent in today’s world can be demanding—and stressful. If you are a single parent, you are busy raising your children, managing your family’s finances, creating life-work balance, and seeking support networks.
Montgomery College wants to connect single-parent families with the resources necessary to thrive. In this one-day online seminar, you can get the help you need to succeed—and talk with other single parents facing the same challenges.
The conference is free. Registration opens soon.
Deborah Phelps is widely recognized as an innovative, energetic, and talented leader and master teacher with more than four decades of teaching and administrator experience. A native of Allegany County, Ms. Phelps received her Master’s degree in Education Management & Supervision from Loyola College (MD) and B.A. in Education from Fairmont State College. The proud mother of three children and grandmother of six, Ms. Phelps is a board member of the Michael Phelps Foundation and a highly sought-after motivational speaker and author.
Ms. Washington has over 30 years of experience in executive support for finance, accounting, budget planning, strategic planning, project management, leadership, and administration. Ms. Washington previously served as Associate Provost for Financial Management and Chief of Staff at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She began her career in federal government at the National Security Agency (NSA) and began her career in higher education 22 years ago at Johns Hopkins University (JHU). Ms. Washington holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration (MBA).
Mr. Yehl, one of the original "Latch Key Kids," has been researching and speaking about emotional trauma since the age of 16. His parents divorced in 1975 when he was age 10. At that time, virtually no resources existed to teach both parents how to parent from two different households. At age 22, as an unwed father, Mr. Yehl shared the same experiences as his father did as a single parent, 30 years after his parents' divorce. Graduating with a Masters in Education, he taught for 16 years, seeing firsthand the impact fatherless children. At the age of 54, on the board of directors for the Rainbow Organization, Mr. Yehl shares his research, experiences and insights to help single dads be more proactive in their children's lives.
Ms. Avila is currently studying prerequisites courses for her general studies degree at Montgomery College. She is also a single mother to a one year old son, Angel. Upon completing her required courses, she will begin the sonography program. She hopes to make a difference in her community, helping women and children in need, through her sonography certification. She wants to help other women prepare for motherhood and have the tools needed to become successful.
9:30 a.m.: Conference opens
9:45 a.m.: Opening Remarks
10 – 11 a.m.: Panelists
11 – 11:15 a.m.: Intermission/Commercial breaks with exhibitors
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: Workshop I
12:15 – 12:30 p.m.: Intermission
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.: Workshop II