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Gayle Macklem is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and a Massachusetts Licensed Educational Psychologist. She has served in the field of education for over 30 years, serving as a school psychologist/team chairperson and as an adjunct instructor in school psychology. She has developed a number of prevention programs including The Structured Learning Program, The Reading Initiative, The Math Merits Program, Bullying Prevention and a multi-tiered program for social/emotional development. She has taught in the Counseling and School Psychology Program at the University of Massachusetts Boston for a number of years. A former president of the Massachusetts School Psychologists Association (MSPA), she currently serves as the Technology Chairperson and edits the websites of the state association, including monitoring an online course. Gayle has worked as a curriculum developer and writer for the Open Circle Social Competency curriculum, and is the author of Bullying and teasing: Social power in children’s groups (2003), A practitioner’s guide to emotion regulation in school-aged children (2008), Evidence-based school mental health services: Affect education, emotion regulation training and cognitive behavioral therapy (2011), and Boredom in the classroom: Addressing student motivation, self-regulation, and engagement in learning (2015).Gayle is a frequent presenter at workshops and conferences, and provides in-service training to schools.