Kids first, every time.

Our scholars bring more than backpacks and pencils with them to school each day. Transformative education begins with understanding the impact of trauma on our scholars' learning. Ed offers professional development and consultation services to build trauma-informed competencies with staff, parents, and anyone else who works with young people.

One of the most rewarding aspects of the work I do is collecting and retelling the stories my scholars have shared with me. Here you'll find news, discussion, and articles about child-related topics, including trauma-informed classrooms, community violence, effective school discipline, and the intersection of policy and education in under-resourced communities. 

Oh, and stories. Lots of stories.

Working for justice.

Holding the stories my scholars tell me is an honor and a gift I may never be able to repay. Because you, as a student, have invested your trust in me, I'm here to see your journey through to college and beyond, even if we don't see each other at the same school any more. Click through here to find my most current contact information, and stay in touch - all my scholars have a standing invite to check in any time you like, and I'll do my best to get back with you as soon as I can.

For my scholars.