Paula L White, MA is a child development expert and the author of SHAPE: The 5 Keys to Parenting from Research and Real Life. She is the executive director of Educators for Excellence - New York, a teacher advocacy organization serving a membership of 14,000+ public school educators. Her career has spanned teaching 5th grade; founding and leading a public charter school; and serving as an appointed member of the New Jersey Council for Young Children. She trains parents, educators and others to lead with love and courage to expand opportunity for Black and Brown children and advance all children's wellbeing. She holds degrees from Spelman College and Columbia University. For more: paulalwhite.org.