Executive Function Training for Educators

The Jones-Gordon School is excited to offer an instructional series designed to improve the way we support students of all ages who struggle with executive function. What’s known as executive dysfunction can look like procrastinating (planning/time management), a perpetually messy room or backpack (organization), or even just “getting stuck” (problem-solving). We have worked to compile years of expertise in the field of executive function into a digestible program that will provide the skills, strategies, and knowledge necessary for educators, administrators, counselors, parents, and family members to fully understand and support all kinds of learners. Our program is uniquely designed (and customizable) to help you help your students inside and outside of the classroom, regardless of their specific needs.

If you are interested in training for your team, please fill out the inquiry form below and we’ll work with you on creating the right training program.


About the Trainer
Samantha De Palo, M. Ed.

Samantha De Palo, M.Ed. is a Director and Teacher at The Jones-Gordon School, a small specialized school that caters to students who learn differently and have executive dysfunction. She is a former Fulbright Scholar and Teach For America corps member. She has taught all grade levels (5th and up) in regular education, special education, and inclusion classrooms. A passionate, lifelong learner, she most recently completed her post-graduate certificate in Learning Differences and Neurodiversity with a Specialization in Executive Function at Landmark College.

From the start the speaker was welcoming. She was engaging, the topic of executive function is critical to understanding and she shared professional and gave us real tool to use.
Teacher, Tucson Unified School District

This session was packed full of amazing resources for students who struggle with executive function. The presenter was extremely knowledgeable and her presentation was well organized and captivating.

Counselor, Phoenix Union School District

I cannot say how impactful this was. My teachers have been asking for this kind of help specifically thank you so much!

Administrator, Casa Grande Elementary School District

The presenter was a wealth of knowledge about executive functioning. She had practical suggestions to take back to your school and use. I loved learning about cognitive load, intrinsic load and extraneous load.

Teacher, Chandler Unified School District