Presented by
Alyse Siegel and Tom Golebiewski

Presentation and Q&A
Wolcott School
524 N Wolcott Ave, Chicago
2 PD Credits Available
(Illinois State Board of Education)

Bring a friend
This program is free and open to the public
Presenters at this workshop will:

  • Describe the brain's architecture, regions, and functions
  • Explore the impact of multi-tasking on performance
  • Consider the effects of stress on the brain and body
  • Address the benefits of focused attention, emotional regulation, and self awareness
  • Provide strategies for enhanced performance and emotional well-being

Alyse Siegel, a Learning Behavior Specialist, has been supporting children, adolescents, and adults with learning differences in her private practice for over 30 years. She specializes in language-based learning issues and executive functioning.  Prior to establishing her private practice, Alyse was a clinician at DePaul University’s Productive Learning Strategies Program supporting college students with learning differences. Additionally, her experience as a manual systems analyst at Children’s Memorial Hospital is reflected in her expertise in time management, organization, and strategic planning. She received her undergraduate degree in elementary education at Northern Illinois University and her master’s degree in Reading and Learning disabilities at DePaul University.  Ms. Siegel is a member of Wolcott's founding Professional Advisory Council.

Dr. Thomas Golebiewski  is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and private practitioner, and consultant at Wolcott School. He is currently teaching at Loyola University School of Social Work and has been an adjunct Professor at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration and Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy. Having worked in schools for over 37 years, Dr. Golebiewski spent 26 years as Department Chair of Social Work at New Trier High School. He is also currently a Consultant at the Family Service of Glencoe where he supervises the Alternative to Family Violence Program, an intervention program for domestically violent men. He volunteers at the Red Cross as a Disaster Mental Health Responder, is on the Board of Directors at A Safe Place, Lake County, Il, and is a member of Professional Advisory Committee that includes Erika's Lighthouse, the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute, and the Mental Health Association of the North Shore. Dr. Golebiewski received his BA and MSW from Loyola University in Chicago and PhD in Clinical Social Work from The Institute for Clinical Social Work. 
This program is presented by
Tyree Institute at Wolcott School and
Northwestern Master of Science in Education 
Our First Friday Speaker Series provides a forum for experts and members of the community to meet and informally discuss topics of interest.
The Tyree Institute at Wolcott School provides outreach programming on adolescent development, educational practices, and learning differences as well as educational services, including psycho-educational testing and college counseling. 
For more information about educational services, contact Linda Jamrozy at