Michelle Trujillo is passionate about igniting hope in schools and the workplace! She is known to make a tangible, sustainable, and positive difference through her books, speaking engagements, and interactive workshops. Michelle’s in the trenches experience, sincerity, and enthusiasm are contagious and substantial. Named Nevada’s 2016 Innovative Educator of the Year, Michelle has appeared on television (including Oprah) and radio stations across the nation as a guest expert. Michelle partners with school districts, professional educational associations, educational service agencies, and conference organizers to provide relevant answers to future facing challenges. A lifelong educator, Michelle is excited to share with you her new book, Thriving through Adversity: Powerful Strategies for Educators to Ignite Hope, Inspire Students and Transform Schools (Center for Learning and Well-Being, 2021), on which this blog is based. She is also the author of Start with the Heart: Igniting Hope in Schools Through Social and Emotional Learning (Corwin, 2019) and Social Emotional Well-Being for Educators (Corwin, 2022).