For Educators

We provide professional development and self-care strategies via adult Brain Breaks, trainings and webinars. We also offer ongoing support for our partner districts and organizations. Continuing ed unit opportunities available.


For Students

We provide a range of free classroom resources that include learner Brain Breaks, health & wellness curricula,  and Virtual PE. Our mission is to promote social, emotional, and academic development for all learners.


Saving Superman Panel

Dr. Victor Carrion

John A. Turner, M.D. Professor and Vice Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences  @Stanford University and Director of the Stanford Early Life Stress and Pediatric Anxiety Program

He is in the faculty at both Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. His multidisciplinary research on the behavioral, academic, emotional, and biological late effects of experiencing trauma has led to the development and implementation of effective new interventions for treating children who experience traumatic stress. Using Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as an anchor, Dr. Carrion is investigating, through longitudinal studies, the effects of stress on developmental physiology and brain development and function. Dr. Carrion has authored and developed the multi-modal intervention therapist guide, Cue-Centered Therapy for Youth Experiencing Posttraumatic Symptoms. Cue-Centered Therapy (CCT) is a psychosocial treatment approach for children and adolescents who have been exposed to chronic traumatic experiences.


Teri Lawler

Director of Trauma-Informed Care and Social and Emotional Learning at the Delaware Department of Education, @Delaware Department of Education

Delaware’s 2010 School Psychologist of the Year, Teri has spent her career translating research to practice in some of Delaware’s most vulnerable school communities. She is passionate about making equity of opportunity available to all students regardless of zip code. Teri has presented at conferences around the country on trauma informed practices and is certified by the Child Trauma Academy in the Neuro-sequential Model of Education (NME), a brain-based healing paradigm for addressing developmental trauma in school settings.


Kennard Branch

Principal @Garfield Prep in DC Public Schools

Kennard Branch has been a successful educator for over fifteen years. Kennard was recognized as Teacher of the Year at Raising Horizons Quest Charter School in West Philadelphia in 2003 and was the runner-up for Teacher of the Year in 2007 at M. H. Stanton ES in North Philadelphia. That same year he was featured in Time Magazine. Since 2008, Mr. Branch has been working as a public school administrator for DC Public Schools and he is a two-time winner of the Rubinstein Award for Excellence in Leadership. Kennard is married and has one daughter, who is in her sophomore year at Temple University majoring in nursing. Mr. Branch received his B.S. in Elementary Education from Cheyney University in Pennsylvania in 2003, his M. Ed. in Educational Leadership and his M.S. in Adult & Continuing Education from Cheyney University in PA in 2006, his Executive Master’s in Leadership from Georgetown University in Washington, DC in 2015, and will earn his Ed. D in Educational Leadership in May 2020.


Chi Kim

Chief Executive Officer, Pure Edge Inc.

Chi was named Chief Executive Officer in March 2018 after serving as Chief Strategy & Operations Officer since 2016. Prior to joining Pure Edge, Inc., she was a California school superintendent as well as a former school principal, teacher, leadership coach and has served as a program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She is co-founder of the Teaching Garden program that was adopted by the American Heart Association to support heart health through school gardens.

Chi is a 2018 Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow, serves as the Board Chair & Trustee of the Great Minds Board, a member of CASEL Board of Directors, and sits on the advisory councils of SEL4US,  Project Wayfinder, Center for Reaching and Teaching the Whole Child, and Family Code Night / MV GATE. She earned a B.A. in Psychology and an M.Ed. from UCLA, a Tier I Administrative Services credential from California State University, Dominguez Hills and a Tier II Administrative Services credential from Loyola Marymount University. She is mom to three wonderful girls and resides in the greater Boston area.