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Kevin O'Connor

About Kevin O'Connor

Kevin O'Connor is a retired school principal and advocate for LGBTQ students. He received his Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from NLU in 1998.

Improving sexual health awareness in schools

shutterstock_141890479Little did I know seven years ago when I was finishing a full-time career and retiring as an elementary school principal in Cary, IL, that I would be now working on a project in Broward County, FL, that focuses on the sexual health and safety of 13- to 21-year-olds in our community. Our schools are now facing major decisions in regard to the health and sexual education of our students.

In my role as a research technician for the ICFI/Center for Disease Control project with Broward County Public Schools called DASH — Division of Adolescent and School Health Enhanced Evaluation Survey — the following information comes to the surface:

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