Bridget Laird

Guest Blogger

CEO, WINGS

Charleston, South Carolina

Bridget Laird is chief executive officer of WINGS, an organization she first joined in 1998. WINGS is a national nonprofit that teaches social-emotional skills to elementary-aged students from North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, in an after-school setting.

Bridget has an undergraduate degree in parks and recreation from North Carolina State University and a master’s degree in education from Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota.

She is an adjunct professor at Trident Technical College, is married and the mom of a daughter and son.

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Posted June 18, 2015

Kickstarting a Conversation About the ‘Inside-Out’ Feelings of Students

We often overlook the importance of providing emotional and behavioral support for students—and at-risk students in particular—given the ongoing education…

By Bridget Laird

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Posted Nov. 10, 2017

Could This Teacher and Leadership Program Be Part of the ‘Secret Sauce’ for Chicago Schools?

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Posted Nov. 13, 2017

I Didn’t Want My Students to Have to Choose Between Hunger and Making Friends

I have a weakness. I’m not good at saying no. Last summer, I was invited to attend a focus group on school breakfast at the…

By Angela Homan

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