Executive Director's Message

For more than three decades, MPY’s professional development and student conferences have been well-attended and highly acclaimed. MPY has been recognized by our members and partners for our leadership in addressing mental/behavioral health and safety in Massachusetts schools.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges to educators, students, and families. More than ever, MPY’s proactive, solution-focused approach to health and safety for youth is crucial. 

When school closures occurred, MPY quickly began to offer daily webinars to help educators meet the mental and behavioral needs of students and families. MPY rapidly pivoted to support the new challenges and circumstances our partners and members faced. Since March 24, 2020, more than 30,000 attendees have participated in high-quality and relevant professional development to help support their work with students and families during the closure.

MPY is honored and privileged to collaborate with thousands of Massachusetts educators. MPY looks forward to returning to in-person professional development, if possible, and will continue remote learning opportunities.


With my best regards,

Margie Daniels