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Timothy A. Clark


Timothy Clark is a Social Emotional Learning (SEL) certified educator with a Master’s degree in education - specializing in students with disabilities. He has a minor in Spanish, a BA in music, and additional certifications in school building leadership and school district leadership. Timothy has been teaching for more than 20 years, including 16 years as a special education teacher in New York City.

In addition to implementing research-based social-emotional practices in his math and social studies classrooms, he has created music programs, coached basketball and football teams, led student governments, built a summer leadership program, and created and led a series of professional developments for school administrators and teachers.

Regardless of the subject being taught or the program being implemented, Timothy has always made it a priority to guide his students towards being well-rounded individuals who will develop into positive, knowledgeable, and versatile adults.


Bryan C. Wiley


Bryan Wiley has over 15 years of experience as a neurobehavioral social and emotional learning specialist in both the K-8 classroom and in-home settings. In addition to his training in child development and students with special needs, Bryan was formally trained in the RULER approach at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. 

Working directly with families, occupational therapists, pediatricians, and school teachers, Bryan understands the value of experts in diverse fields working as one to help children reach their full potential. 

He also believes in leveraging his many talents to inspire his students. Bryan is a documentary filmmaker who has 15 years of experience as a photojournalist. He has taught documentary photography at the graduate level, has coached middle school basketball, and is an 11-time championship athlete who has won titles in everything from college football in the U.S. to an ultimate Frisbee competition in Haiti.

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Mark de la Viña


Mark de la Viña is a communications specialist and award-winning journalist, podcaster, and videographer whose work has appeared in the San Jose Mercury News, Philadelphia Daily News, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, Ad Age, InStyle, and Latina. He spent a decade as a partner at a Silicon Valley PR firm focused on med tech, AI, VR, gaming, genetics, and social media. More recently, he was the Director of Communications for a community near Atlanta.


Mark’s dedication to education-centered volunteerism includes tutoring middle schoolers for 13 years as the co-creator of the journalism program at 826 Valencia, the Bay Area nonprofit dedicated to supporting under-resourced students with their writing skills. A University of Arizona grad and Universidad Complutense de Madrid alumnus, Mark is the author of three books, including a culinary memoir charting the cultural influences of Ethiopia. As the legal guardian of his autistic brother Michael, neurodivergence is near and dear to Mark’s heart.

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Daniel Michael


For over 20 years, Daniel Michael has equipped people with disabilities with the tools to positively change their lives. He is passionate about making connections and building partnerships in the community. His experience includes Supervisor Community Resource Development at Golden Gate Regional Center; Paraeducator at San Francisco Unified School District; and Adjunct Professor at Merritt Community College teaching high schoolers in the Bioscience Department.

He has created new nonprofits by establishing partnerships, including BioLink Depot, where he helped under-resourced science teachers secure donated equipment from the biotech industry, and Hire-Ability, where he helped people with psychiatric disabilities land jobs with San Francisco Bay Area employers.

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