Laura Buckner (she/her) serves as a Technical Assistance Provider for the California Center for School Climate.
Laura is a Technical Assistance Specialist with WestEd’s Resilient and Healthy Schools and Communities team. Laura’s work centers on sharing information that is timely, relevant, and useful to education leaders as they seek to improve systems and address the whole-person and whole-community needs of students, staff, and families. She is skilled at translating research to practice, supporting implementation of evidence-based practices in education, and designing learning opportunities that help practitioners align their goals with their activities. Prior to joining WestEd, Laura worked with community-based organizations, partnering successfully with schools and school districts to provide mentorship and mental health services to students in grades K–12.