How Parents Can Prepare for Schools Reopening (And What That Might Look Like)

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: So much is unknown about what school will look like in the fall after COVID-19. So how can you and your children prepare to return to the classroom?
Air Date: 6/2/20
Duration: 10 Minutes
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Sara “Sally” H. Goza, MD, FAAP
Sara “Sally” H. Goza, MD, FAAP, began her one-year term as President of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on Jan. 1, 2020. She is a general pediatrician and has had the privilege of taking care of children in her hometown of Fayetteville, GA for over 30 years. She is a managing partner in First Georgia Physicians Group.

After graduating from Rhodes College, Dr. Goza attended the Medical College of Georgia for her medical degree. Her internship and residency were at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Goza is on the Community Physicians Advisory Board for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. She has been involved with the AAP Georgia Chapter for over 20 years, including serving on the Board of Directors, Medicaid Task Force, and as chapter president. She currently is on the legislative committee, the fall planning group, and the Board of the Pediatric Foundation of Georgia. Dr. Goza was on the National Nominating Committee and was District X representative to the Board of Directors. While on the board, she was chair of oversight committees to practice, marketing/sales, strategic planning, and finance. She was selected by her colleagues as the first at-large representative to the executive committee.

She was the chair of the For Our Future Campaign Steering Committee. Dr. Goza was involved in the Hub and Spoke quality improvement initiative and the development of the current AAP strategic plan. She represented the Academy at the Council for Medical Specialty Societies. Dr. Goza is active in her community having served on the boards for Girl Scouts, Promise Place (domestic violence), and the Joseph Sams School for children with special needs.
    How Parents Can Prepare for Schools Reopening (And What That Might Look Like)
    Thinking of sending children back to schools this fall brings up a range of emotions. - is it relieving that they'll be out of the house and taught by teachers once again? or scary, the idea of going back to crowded classrooms? Whether it's going back to a local public school or sending older children away to college - schools will inevitably be open in most places after the COVID-19 pandemic in different ways.

    Sara Goza is the President of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is joining Melanie Cole M.S. to talk about these feelings and how you can prepare as a parent as well as prepare your children to head back to school safely. 

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