Lana Penley

Rebekah Poe, M. Ed.

Lana Penley is far more than just an entrepreneur and educator; she's a catalyst for change in the world of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). With the dual hats of CEO and Co-Founder of Unlocking SEL, she's revolutionizing the way we think about education. Her trailblazing mindfulness-based approach to SEL is backed by an impressive 25 years in the field, making her a go-to authority on the subject.

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Ever been stumped by how to really make SEL work in your school? Lana's upcoming book, ""Unlocking SEL: A 5-Step Blueprint to Social and Emotional Learning,"" is the answer you've been searching for. It's not just a book; it's a game-changing roadmap that offers actionable strategies for educators who want to bring transformative SEL into their classrooms.

But Lana's expertise isn't just theoretical; it's forged in the crucible of real-world experience. After navigating her school through a crisis, she discovered the transformative power of mindfulness. Under her dynamic leadership and alongside a dedicated staff, the school became a beacon of positive change—skyrocketing staff retention, plummeting student suspensions, and drastically reducing office referrals.

Lana is also a powerhouse speaker who doesn't just present; she captivates. She's spoken at numerous conferences and trained thousands of educators across the country. Her talks are a blend of authentic stories, insightful humor, and a gift for connection that leaves audiences both inspired and equipped with practical skills.

She's not just teaching mindfulness; she's living it, and her journey offers crucial insights into creating thriving, healthy educational environments. Passionate, and relatable, Lana Penley isn't just contributing to the conversation on education; she's redefining it. If you're looking for someone who can both inspire and guide, Lana is your go-to expert—someone who is as humbled as she is honored to share the life-changing power of SEL.

Books by Lana Penley


Unlocking SEL

Unlock the potential of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in your school or classroom. 'Unlocking SEL: A 5 Step Blueprint' by Lana Penley provides educators with actionable strategies to nurture emotional intelligence and foster a healthier learning environment.

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