Michelle Trujillo says her most important lifework is in her role as a wife and mom. Her husband, David, and their adult children, Corey and Dani, fill her life with joy. Michelle is also an author, inspirational speaker, and educational consultant. She advocates for educators to serve as Ignitors of Hope in the lives of their students, as well as all members within the school community. “Mrs. T” as she is known to her students and reading audience, makes a tangible, sustainable, and positive difference through her books, speaking and training seminars. Conference and workshop attendees experience the positive impact of Michelle's enthusiasm, experience, and applicable takeaways, while she imparts a philosophy based on a way of being that will foster a positive school climate, enhance student behavior and contribute to academic achievement. Named Nevada's 2016 Innovative Educator of the Year, Michelle has appeared on television (including Oprah) and radio across the nation as a guest expert. Her keynotes and workshops leave audiences enthused, inspired, deeply touched and wanting more! Michelle’s new book, Start with the Heart: Igniting Hope in Schools through Social and Emotional was released by Corwin Press in April, 2019.