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Shelton School hosted its 17th Annual Ethics Symposium February 22nd.  Sophomores, juniors and seniors from seven schools attended the day-long event. Activities included guided discussions, small group exercises, and panel discussions with guest presenters.  Keynote speakers and panelists engaged students with lessons learned from real world professional experiences.  Each panelist came prepared with an ethical dilemma to share with students.

Jeff Heller (Advisor, MHT Partners and former president / COO / board vice chair, EDS) gave the charge for the day.  On the speaker panel lineup were:  ETHICS AND BUSINESS / LAW – Mickie Bragalone (civic volunteer / former Commissioner City of Dallas Ethics Advisory Commission), Steven K. DeWolf (DeWolf Law / founder Wind Tex Energy); ETHICS AND MEDIA – Anna de Haro (I Heart Media), Christy Earl Dastoor (freelance senior communications consultatnt), William McKenzie (George W. Bush Institute); ETHICS AND RELIGION Wes Butler (Watermark Community Church), Khalil Meek (Muslim Legal Fund of America), Rabbi Stefan Weinberg (Congregation Anshai Torah); and ETHICS AND EDUCATIONRob DeHaas (co-founder / CEO Dallas Teacher Residency), Amy Kelton (Assistant Head of Instruction), Rex Miller (author of Humaninzing the Education Machine / The K – 12 MindShift).  Zac Ladd, Dean of Students with Shelton’s Upper School, coordinated other activities led by Shelton ethics instructors.

Says Shelton executive director Suzanne Stell, “This remains one of my favorite events at Shelton.  This, alongside our Leaders for Life leadership program sponsored by Alliance Data, gives our high school students such great exposure to the discipline of ethics.  We have a great time learning together.”

Now in its 41st year, Shelton has had an ethics curriculum and program since 1997.

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