Candice Rose Valenzuela is a mother, educator, lecturer, writer, coach and community wellness advocate. Candice has worked at the intersection of urban education and holistic health for 12 years, serving in a variety of roles from teen health educator, to Special Education teacher and instructional coach, before finding her calling in teacher support and wellness. She got her Masters degree in East-West Psychology from the California Institute for Integral Studies, and studied cultural healing practices with healers in Los Angeles, the Bay Area and Oaxaca. Her passion is to transform school communities into authentic spaces of healing and liberation by strengthening their greatest asset: their community of teachers.
Candice has facilitated healing circles, provided professional development, lectured and coached teachers and administrators at public schools, universities, retreats and conferences in the Bay Area and Los Angeles. Her expertise is integrating critical pedagogy, culturally responsive teaching, and youth empowerment with holistic, mindful frameworks for healing. She brings empathy, humor, practicality and love to her current work as a consultant and professional coach.