Terry Pickerel is the president of Cascade Educational Consultants and provides leadership in youth engagement, school climate, social inclusion, civic development, education policy, state and district leadership, and other practices to sustain quality education reform focused on equitable student and community engagement. He is a National Dropout Prevention Center/Network Research Fellow, former senior education consultant on the Special Olympics Project UNIFY® national social inclusion initiative, former executive director of the Education Commission of the States National Center for Learning and Citizenship, and inaugural cochair of the National School Climate Council. He has been described as a local and national change agent who cares deeply and passionately about democracy and the fundamental importance of engaging youth in meaningful learning. He is an active blogger on education-related topics. His blog can be found at terrypickeral.com.