Linda Lantieri, MA, Fulbright Scholar, keynote speaker, and internationally known expert in social and emotional learning and conflict resolution, serves as director of The Inner Resilience Program, cofounder of the Resolving Conflict Creatively Program (RCCP), and is one of the founding board members of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL).

She has 40 years of experience in education as a former teacher and administrator, and also served as a faculty member at Hunter College in New York City. Lantieri is coauthor of Waging Peace in Our Schools, editor of Schools With Spirit: Nurturing the Inner Lives of Children and Teachers, and author of Building Emotional Intelligence: Techniques to Cultivate Inner Strength in Children.