Lauren Hyman Kaplan, M.A.

Lauren Hyman Kaplan is a school consultant, certified emotional intelligence coach and counselor in the field of social-emotional learning, emotional intelligence and bullying prevention. She is a former teacher and school counselor with more than 20 years of experience training and providing consulting to schools around the United States and the world, and was the regional implementation director for the Developing Safe and Civil Schools Project at Rutgers University, funded by the New Jersey Department of Education.

Kaplan conducts presentations and provides on-going consulting to schools and parenting organizations and teaches the New York State mandated Dignity for All Students and SAVE violence prevention workshops for educators. She is also an instructor for the Certificate in Social-Emotional Learning and Character Development (SECD) at the Academy for SEL in Schools at Rutgers University.

Kaplan is a certified consultant to the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime, a grant reviewer for the U.S. Department of Education and a certified Star Factor Emotional Intelligence Coach. She is also the New York Network Leader for Six Seconds, The Emotional Intelligence Network. She is an adjunct instructor at Bank Street College of Education in New York City and the co-author of the New York State “Interpersonal Violence Prevention Resource Guide for Parents and Educators” (New York State Department of Education, 2002) and “The Importance of Self Awareness for School Counselors” in Emotionally Intelligent School Counseling (Erlbaum, 2005).