Alan has spent 30 years teaching mathematics to students in California, Hawaii, Kuwait and Qatar. In Napa, Alan taught at River School where he learned the Awakening Wisdom educational philosophy and school culture approach to social emotional learning under Linda Inlay’s leadership. While overseas, he became a Mathematics Specialist in International Schools and a Teacher Leader for the College Preparatory Mathematics program. As a math consultant, he taught 4-day workshops to groups of middle school teachers, 3-day in-service training at school sites, and 1-hour workshops at regional conferences. Most recently, at the American School of Doha, Alan led a team of teachers exploring the climate and culture of the school and developing a plan to support teacher growth and promote student well-being. Alan and the team initiated the plan, offering PD opportunities to the staff, and developing a new discipline system based on Awakening Wisdom principles of student social-emotional development.