Dr. Lawler is a school psychologist who leads the work in trauma-informed practices and SEL at the Delaware Department of Education. She is passionate about creating equitable educational opportunities for all children and youth regardless of zip code. She works to reduce the barriers to learning by increasing awareness of the impact of trauma and toxic stress and creating trauma-responsive assessment and intervention frameworks. Dr. Lawler is also committed to translating research to practice to ensure that the highest quality learnings inform daily school practices. She is a founding member, trainer, and curriculum architect at Delaware Compassionate Schools Learning Collaborative.