Sean Slade – Director of Health School Communities
Sean Slade joined ASCD in 2009 as the director of Healthy School Communities (HSC). Slade and his team promote the integration of health and learning in schools and the benefits of school-community collaboration. HSC is part of ASCD’s Whole Child Initiative.
Slade currently serves on the U.S.-Canadian steering committee for the International Alliance for Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Schools and the steering committee for National Coordinating Committee on School Health and Safety. Slade is also cochair of the committee that oversees the American School Health Association Superintendents Award.
Slade has more than 20 years of experience in education. Prior to joining ASCD, he was a project director and manager at WestEd in Northern California, a founding member of the Center for Resilience and Youth Development, and a part of the Health and Human Development Program at WestEd in California. He is a former teacher and has taught, trained, and administered educational projects from kindergarten through university levels in Australia, Italy, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Venezuela.
Slade holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in education from the University of South Australia.