The (Comprehensive) Sexuality Education Summit

Jun 16, 2020 9:00AM—Jun 17, 2020 3:30PM


Brentwood Upper School

Cost $750 members; ($1,125 non-members)

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Sexuality is fundamental to who we are as human beings and integral to every child's intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development from the time of birth. However, even in 21st Century education, the great majority of elite, California Independent schools remain 3-7 years behind in teaching even basic knowledge about human anatomy and reproduction. As educators we can turn the tide and truly provide the comprehensive sexuality education that teaches students the critical thinking skills needed  to successfully navigate their complicated sexual landscape.

The two-day Sexuality Education Summit will provide a vision and framework as well as teach educators and administrators the skills necessary to create a comprehensive K-12 human sexuality education program.

Led by Sarah Huss, Director of Human Development and Parent Education at Campbell Hall, and Dana Gonzalez, Assistant Upper School Director at Brentwood School, the Summit will feature presentations by nationally recognized Human Development educators and thought leaders including, Deborah Roffman, author of Talk to Me First:  Everything You Need to Know to Become Your Child’s Go-to Person About Sex and Mike Riera, Head of Brentwood School and one of the country’s foremost authorities on understanding children and teenagers. 



  • Foundations of Sexuality Education Pedagogy: understanding how and why sexality edcuation has evolved  and the effective teaching methods that meet student’s real needs at all ages
  • Curricular Scope and Sequence:
    developmentally sound curriculum and examples of lesson plans, K-12 
  • Leadership Best Practices:
    skills for administrators in leading comprehensive sexuality education programs and creating authentic partnerships with families 


All K-12 Administrators, Teachers, Counselors, Coaches and Nurses. Lower/elementary school personnel and men are especially encouraged to attend.


This year’s schedule is still being finalized.  See last year’s presenters and workshops below for an idea of what to expect! Former presenters and workshops included:

Rethinking Masculinity: Empowering Boys to make Healthy Sexual Decisions

Faye Wachs, Professor of Sociology, Cal Poly Pomona

How to Build a Sexual Health Peer Support Program

Maddie Moore, Alumna (2019), Wildwood School

You Good? Teaching Consent and non-Coercive Sexual Behavior in Middle & Upper School

Shafia Zaloom, Sexuality Educator, Urban School, Consultant, Author

“Wait, wait, wait: there are three holes??” Jumping In, Wading Around, and Exploring Humanness With Elementary School Students

Holly Lash, Senior Lead Teacher at Children’s Community School

A Closer Look at Hook Up Culture: Supporting Teens to Discover Definitions Around Sexuality that Serve Them

Charis Denison, Youth Advocate, Teacher, National Consultant, Prajna Consulting

Navigating Social Media, Substances, and Sexual Decision-Making

Cait Hubbard, Director of Human Development, Viewpoint School & Viewpoint Upper School Students



Dana Gonzalez is the Assistant Upper School Director at Brentwood School in Los Angeles. As a veteran Spanish and Human Development teacher, Dana also served as the Ninth Grade Dean and the Director of Diversity and Inclusivity at Viewpoint School in Calabasas. In her role as an administrator, Dana has worked in parent and faculty education, mental health, social justice, SEL, and student activism.


Sarah Huss, Director of Human Development and Parent Education at Campbell Hall, teaches Human Development courses to students in grades K-12. Among the many courses she has developed and taught are Human Sexuality, Drug Education, Relationships & Technology, Gender Dynamics and Peer Mentoring. She has also been trained by the Ojai Foundation and Council in Schools to facilitate Council circles, and has done so with students in grades K-12, as well as with parents and faculty. In addition to teaching Human Development, Sarah directs a robust parent education program that links the school community to innovative thinkers in the fields of parenting, mental health, social justice and spiritual development. She is currently working with educators across the country to advocate for comprehensive sexuality programming in independent schools and recently presented at the NAIS annual pre-conference Sexuality Symposium.


Cancellation Policy

Life happens. We understand that there will be times when you cannot attend a workshop that you have registered and paid for. We strive to be as helpful and flexible as possible when things out of your control happen. Please visit our FAQ page for detailed information about our cancellation policy and answers to frequently asked questions about enrollment and membership.