Sean Slade is the Senior Director of Global Outreach at ASCD, where he leads the promotion and expansion of ASCD’s Whole Child approach and mission. During his three decades in education, spanning 5 countries and 4 continents, he has spoken and written extensively on topics related to the whole child, health, well-being, school climate, and the promotion of ecosystemic approach to education systems reform. In 2014 he led the development and launch of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model (WSCC) in conjunction with the US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) which has become the preeminent school health model used across the US, and a driving framework for the alignment and integration of health and education.
He is a Social & Emotional Learning expert for NBC Education Nation and NBC Parent Toolkit, VP for Advocacy at the International Union for Health Promotion & Education (North America), member of the OECD 2030 Future of Education Task Force, and founding member of the UNESCO Chair on Global Health & Education. He has written for the Washington Post, Huffington Post, EdWeek, and ASCD's Inservice blog and has published with ASCD, Routledge, Abingdon Press, and Human Kinetics.