"Learning to stand in somebody else's shoes, to see through their eyes, that's how peace begins. And it's up to you to make that happen."-Barack Obama

"I know I speak for many others when I say how impressed I was with the workshop presented by Denise.  It gave me more practical takeaway strategies than any other workshop I've EVER attended...These strategies will directly impact ALL students...anything that can cultivate interest and help students understand the relevance of classroom knowledge to their own lives will make a major impact on student achievement. I really appreciate having had this opportunity..."-High School Teacher, Federal Way, WA 

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                                                    Photo by Denise E. Baker, Havana, Cuba

Education, Equity, Social Emotional, and Organizational Improvement Consultant:      With over 20 years experience in education as a teacher, trainer, and educational leader with many endorsements including PK-9 multi-subject classroom, PK-adult ESL and Reading Specialist, 6-12 Language Arts, TOSA ELL Program Coordinator, Teacher Union President and Board Director, adjunct professor, as well as experience as a nurse, artist, and international business owner, Dr. Denise E. Baker has a unique background in helping organizations and individuals strive toward success while focusing on social emotional skills, equity, cultural ccompetence, trauma informed practices and creativity. Denise has been invited to speak at national conferences, and is grateful to have been honored with awards and media attention for her work in education and community service. View her LinkedIn profile at:

     Dr. Baker is honored to join as adjunct faculty, co-teaching Psychological Foundations of Education with the fabulous and caring professors at the California State University Northridge, Michael D. Eisner College of Education  Dept. of Educational Psychology & Counseling.

      Dr. Baker is proud to be a trainer with HRC Foundation's Welcoming Schools-the premier professional development training on embracing family diversity, supporting transgender and non-binary students, preventing bias-based bullying and creating LGBTQ and gender inclusive classrooms. Please click the following link tor resources and to sign up for professional development. Welcoming Schools Training PreK-8and let them know you were referred by Dr. Denise E. Baker. 

      Dr. Baker is also proud to partner with NEA Center for Social Justice as a trainer for cultural competence, diversity, social justice, intersections of LGBTQ, implicit bias and many other equity topics. Please note, NEA affiliated schools can request these trainings through their local education association at little to no cost as a benefit of union dues, including the HRC foundation Welcoming Schools Training. Please follow the link to schedule NEA Center for Social Justice Trainings, and let them know you were referred by Dr. Denise E. Baker.

       Dr. Baker is also available for individual consulting, coaching, modeling and long term professional support for organizations, companies, schools, policy makers and educational stake holders:  Social Justice, Cultural Competence, Unconscious Bias, Empathetic and Compassionate Leadership, Equity Literacy, English Language Development, Trauma Informed Practices, Social Emotional Learning, Culturally Responsive Teaching, Restorative Practices, Differentiation, Mental Health Awareness, STEAM...denise@artcompassioneducation.com (503) 407-1940

    Dr. Emmerling-Baker continues to engage in private tutoring, cultural navigation and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) services for recent immigrants, guest teaching at local schools, training and coaching as requested, while working as a social entrepreneur, often pro bono, bridging artists, arts institutions, schools, governement and charitble and other organizations to promote social justice and the community involvement.

     Dr. Emmerling-Baker's research: A Qualitative Interpretive Phenomenological Study of K5 Teachers' Perceptions of Empathy Instruction, published in 2017, corroborated other research indicating that educators want to give more focus to empathy instruction and practice, but need leaders to guide them and the community to share their focus for compassion and creativity.       

           Dr. Baker is not only an educational leader, but her experience as an RN with a BSN from OHSU offers her insight and experience with the intersections of mental and physical health upon student engagement and achievement. 

Contact Dr. Baker at: (503) 407-1940  or denise@artcompassioneducation for:                                                                               During this COVID19 Pandemic, We are available for remote consulting/training/tutoring and happy to work with your team remotely as well                         

  1. -90 minute to multiple day trainings (college credit available for many courses)
  2. -Equity policy and program writing, review, editing
  3. -Coaching and modeling
  4. -Prices are available per day/hour, with discounts for Pacific Northwest Schools
  5. -References available upon request

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