Teresa LaSala has extensive experience in assisting schools to intentionally address culture and climate while infusing school-wide Social Emotional Learning and Character Development strategies and curriculum. She has a deep commitment to meeting the social emotional needs of children, staff, teachers, and families. She believes strongly in teaching the skills and competencies that generate respectful relationships in families, schools and communities. Teresa is an author and Certified Positive Discipline Lead Trainer providing professional development workshops and trainings both nationally and internationally for teachers, school administrators, parents, parent educators, and Positive Discipline Associates in training. As an ASCD Whole Child faculty member, Teresa supports educators, leaders, and policymakers moving from a vision of educating the whole child into sustainable, collaborative action. She does professional workshops in the areas of education, parenting, communication, team building, health, anxiety and trauma in schools, and whole school culture and climate.