Difficult Conversations, Communication Strategies, and School Culture

Do you enjoy having difficult conversations?  How much training have you had in facilitating challenging moments with adults?  As a teacher, you will inevitably be called upon to engage in challenging conversations with students and colleagues at some point.  In this session, we will look at strategies and techniques to help you facilitate even the most difficult of talks.


  • Jennifer Rundles
    Jennifer Rundles
    Associate Director of Upper School, Darlington School, GA

    Jennifer Rundles has worn many different hats during her time at Darlington School and Saint Mary’s School over the past 17 years. She taught Chemistry and Physics and continues to teach Chemistry, was the Association Dean of Teaching and Learning, Interim Dean of Students, Associate Dean of Students at Saint Mary’s, and now the Associate Director of Upper School at Darlington School. Jennifer graduated from Tougaloo College in Tougaloo, MS with a B.S. in Chemistry. The first few years after graduation, she worked for a pharmaceutical service company, Ingenix, and for Coca Cola Enterprise in Atlanta, GA. After recognizing education was her passion she started working on her M.A.T. in Secondary Education with the University of Phoenix. Working on her master’s degree lead her to pursue her career as an educator where she started working with Saint Mary’s in 2003. During her time at Saint Mary’s Jennifer was also a part of the residential program. She has served as a dorm faculty, A-Team leader, and as a Dorm Head. This is Jennifer’s 10th year teaching new teachers with TABS New Teacher Academy.


July 29 2021


12:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: July 29 2021
  • Time: 12:00 pm