Dr. Deb Kaclik currently serves as Director of Social Emotional Learning and Behavior Support for Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. She has strived over her 26 years of educational experience to meet the challenges faced by students that often erode or eliminate success in their school experience. She co-founded and developed Making It Better, a district wide school culture enhancing process, and No Easy Walk, an in-school, experiential, adventure based leadership program. In February 2014, Making It Better was awarded a National Anti-Bullying Recognition Award from the School Safety Advocacy Council. Dr. Kaclik is an enthusiastic, creative, and passionate visionary leader, connecter, licensed educator, and certified administrator experienced in urban school settings, who believes that every child can learn and thrive in an environment that is stimulating, comforting and appropriate to their unique talents and abilities.