After a decade of experience as a K-12 classroom teacher, Cherilyn joined Six Seconds to design curriculum, assessments, and trainings about emotional intelligence competencies for a global audience. Cherilyn was a founding teacher of the innovative Synapse School, located in Silicon Valley, which specializes in the integration of SEL into core academics. In 2017, Cherilyn co-authored a paper for the Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology on the schoolwide application of emotional intelligence assessments. She is currently the chief editor of Self-Science Global Edition, a collection of 80 emotional intelligence lessons for youth set to release in the fall of 2019. Cherilyn co-chaired the world’s first virtual conference on SEL in higher education and a Palo Alto seminar on the intersection of neuroscience and instructional design. Cherilyn is a Fulbright Grantee and holds her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction (Gifted and Talented) from Arizona State University.
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