Steve Messier is an administrator, coach, former school board commissioner, and certified A.L.I.C.E school safety instructor from northwestern Vermont. With over fifteen years of experience working directly with students who exhibit a variety of challenging behavior, his primary focus has been the development of social and emotional skills through experiential and relational practices. Over the last several years, Steve has served on the advisory council of two public school alternative programs and overseen the creation and development of hands-on, socially supportive learning environments for at-risk youth. In his current role as the Director of Student Affairs at Missisquoi Valley Union, Steve provides support on issues related to student behavior, conflict resolution, mediation, bullying and harassment education and school safety planning and training. Steve is the founder of Social Emotional Learning of Vermont, LLC which focuses on implementation in non-traditional school settings and the enhancement of student safety through social emotional awareness and development. You can follow Steve on Twitter @SELearningEDU.