Crane Lecture 2019: Ana Homayoun

Roland Park Country School is thrilled to welcome Ana Homayoun, a teen and millennial expert, author and educator, as the featured speaker for our annual Sarah Crane Cohen Visiting Scholar in the Humanities Lecture on Wednesday, April 10 at 7 p.m.

Please join us as Ana shares practical advice about how to promote sensible social media use and overall wellness in an always-on digital world. In her talk, Ana will help parents and educators understand the complexities of social media socialization and offers her perspective and tangible tips about how we can all work to make better choices to navigate today’s technology-infused environment.

For nearly two decades, Ana Homayoun’s work has focused on helping teenagers and young adults develop their own blueprints for success. Her latest book, Social Media Wellness: Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World, discusses modern social media dilemmas and offers prescriptive solutions. Her first book, That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week: Helping Disorganized and Distracted Boys Succeed in School and Life, quickly became a classic among parents and educators for the pragmatic approach to executive functioning issues. Her next book, The Myth of the Perfect Girl: Helping Our Daughters Find Authentic Success and Happiness in School and Life, explores the real-life dilemmas of young women today and provides strategies for finding authentic success and happiness. Ana’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Atlantic Magazine, USA Today, and ABC News, among others, and she is a frequent guest on NPR.

Ana is the founder of Green Ivy Educational Consulting, a Silicon Valley-based educational consulting firm, and has spent the past seventeen years working with students, parents, and educators around the world. Ana is a graduate of Duke University, where she is a past vice president of the Duke Alumni Association, and holds a master’s degree in counseling and a Pupil Personnel Services Credential. 

About the Sarah Crane Cohen Visiting Scholar in the Humanities Lecture. 
The Sarah Crane Cohen Visiting Scholar in the Humanities Endowment was established in 1993 by the late Charles Crane in memory of his mother. It is intended that the Sarah Crane Cohen Visiting Scholar shall be recognized for his/her accomplishments in any of several fields which comprise “the humanities.” This individual is selected from a culturally diverse background which varies from scholar to scholar.

Please RSVP for the Crane Lecture on April 10 by contacting our Compass office at or 410-323-5501.


"Adults need to shift the conversation around teens’ social media use away from a fear of getting caught and more toward healthy socialization, effective self-regulation and overall safety. "ANA HOMAYOUN