Mercy Herrera has been a in education for the past decade. She currently is the assistant principal at Ascend Elementary Charter School in Brooklyn, NY. Mercy’s been an educator, teacher trainer, school leader, and educational advocate for staff and students. She is passionate about coaching and supporting teachers to reach their personal and professional goals. Through dynamic and well executed professional development, Mercy empowers teachers with new information and impactful learning experiences. A specialist in team development, Mercy facilitates group engagements that leave colleagues feeling refreshed and energized with renewed vision and purpose. Mercy trains teachers on to combine a data-driven approach with a focus on social-emotional learning to drive better student outcomes. She works has to support teachers in creating and sustaining environments that are inclusive and holistic.