Mary Palin is one of our facilitators for Peace Learning Circles – a process for building a learning community through positive, productive relationships and SEL-academic connections. She did this for 20 years with middle school students before turning her attention to training educators full time. PLC has welcomed her experience and she is happy to have landed in an organization so dedicated to empowering individuals to create a caring community. Zooming inclusion strategies with PLC staff has been a highlight for new learning opportunities as well as appreciation for belonging to such an inspiring organization. ‘Novel in an Hour’ was a memorable moment during one of our meetings. When Mary isn’t facilitating Peace Learning Circles, she spends her time enjoying horses, hikes, and motorcycles.