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James Bock

As an educator for for 22 years, I have been most interested in building relationships with my students and helping them thrive social and emotionally. I like to call it "making great humans." When I was approached by our Assistant Superintendent to head the Florence Unified School District SEL curriculum committee, I enthusiastically accepted, and knew that I had the opportunity to finally make a larger impact on our district. Since then, I have been feverishly studying SEL, mindfulness and trauma. In the fall I will be enrolled in my final Leadership in SEL course through St. Elizabeth University in New Jersey. I have an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Greensboro College and a Masters degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University as well as certificates from Mindful Schools. I am currently an Assistant Principal at Skyline Ranch K-8 in FUSD and a part of the district SEL, MTSS, PBIS and Recruitment and Retention teams. I am looking forward to sharing my experiences with the conference participants.