Senior Policy and Practice Consultant
An educator for 35 years, Pat Conner retired from the Tennessee Department of Education as the Executive Director for the Office of Student Support. In that role, she provided oversight to 146 school districts on alternative education, Family Resource Centers, school climate, school based mental health, trauma-informed schools, and out of school time.
Her belief is that all children deserve to feel safe, emotionally and physically, at school and that families and the community play an important role in making schools safe, nurturing places to learn and grow. As a consultant with CASEL, she provides technical assistance and support to states involved in the Collaborating States Initiative (CSI).