Dr Garry Wade McGiboney has several years of experience in public education, having served in school level, district level, and state level positions. He has a PhD in School Psychology and Administration from Georgia State University, and is a certified psychologist and mediator. He is a member of several professional organizations, and was recently appointed by the Governor of Georgia to serve on the Joint Study Committee on Mental Health Access. He also serves by appointment on the Georgia Supreme Court’s Justice for Children Committee. Dr McGiboney has over 30 publications on several youth-related issues to his credit, and he is the author of seven books, including The Private Side of Public Education, Student Relations and Discipline, Lessons for Leaders and Governing Boards, and The Psychology of School Climate. He has been interviewed by CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC and NPR, and has been quoted in Time, the Wall Street Journal and many other international publications, including Le Devoir, Listin Diario, Japan Press, and Mato Grosso. Dr McGiboney is the recipient of several awards, including NAACP Educator of the Year; the National Association of School Psychologists National Friend of Children Award; School Counselors Advocate of the Year Award; Association of School Nurses Hero Award; and Mental Health America Board Member of the Year Award, among others. Recently, he was inducted into the Georgia Board of Regents Alumni Hall of Fame for his career-long efforts on behalf of children.