Welcome to Start School Later Pennsylvania!
Check out chapter leader Dr. Gail Karafin's 2-part article on TEEN SLEEP ISSUES AND SCHOOL START TIMES in THE PENNSYLVANIA PSYCHOLOGIST! PART 1. PART 2.
Along with a statewide chapter, Pennsylvania is home to five local chapters and a student chapter:
SSL Pennsylvania! was founded by Gail Karafin, Ed.D., a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist in local practice in Doylestown and Bensalem for over 20 years.
Gail understands first-hand the impact of early school start times on the health of her current students and endured early school starts when her children were in high school. Because she understands that the problem of early school start times has continued for over a generation, she understands that a statewide education campaign is essential for communities and schools to address this health problem.
To contact Gail and the Pennsylvania chapter, please fill out the contact form on this page.