Clayton R. Cook, PhD

Chief Development Officer, CharacterStrong; Scientist; Psychologist; Former Middle School Math Teacher; Former Professor and Researcher at University of Minnesota, University of Washington, and Louisiana State University, who studied well-being, resilience, social-emotional learning, and youth mental health; Co-Author, "PurposeFull People SEL and Character Education Program" (2023, School Mental Health), “Brief School-Based Interventions Targeting Student Mental Health and Well-Being” (2023, PsyArXiv), “Strategies to Enhance Affective Engagement” (2020, Student Engagement), and “Brief Teacher Training Improves Student Behavior and Student-Teacher Relationships in MIddle School” (2019, School Psychology)


Teaching Engaged Brains

The Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, CA or Virtually via Zoom  February 22-24, 2024

Engagement & Belonging

Promoting Student Engagement: Relationships, Purpose, and Belonging

Educating Anxious Brains

The Fairmont Hotel and the Masonic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA  February 14-16, 2020

Relationships & Teaching

Cultivating Teacher-Student Relationships to Promote a Sense of Belong-ing and Engagement as Critical to Enable School Success

Teacher Stress & Wellbeing

Promoting Teachers' Stress Reduction, Emotional Wellbeing, and Positive Social Interactions Through Resilience