Sheila Garth is the founder of Artroots Integration. She is passionate about the social/ emotional, creative, and academic growth of students Sheila holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree in education with a focus on school counseling from the University of West Alabama. Sheila has had the opportunity to train adults to work collaboratively and creatively in the field of education. Her experience as an educator for fifteen years, nine years as a teacher with experience in elementary, middle, and high school, as well as six years as an elementary school counselor has given her a diverse understanding of social, emotional, academic, and creative differences among a diverse population of students. Her career experience allows her to understand the developmental and educational needs of students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Her role as an arts integration specialist has allowed her to train other adults in fostering communication, creativity, and innovation within their careers. She has presented at the local, state, and national level regarding the impact that using Social Emotional Learning, Arts Integration, and STEAM in academic curriculum and school counseling has on student academic, social and emotional progress. Her county wide trainings, based on improving cooperation, collaboration, creativity, and innovation, provide educators the necessary tools to use social emotional learning, the arts, and STEAM in their own professional careers as they foster their learned skills within the workplace. As an author with Youthlight Publishing, Sheila has provided school counselors a workbook resource (Integrating Arts in School Counseling) to use to help them integrate counseling standards, art standards, and content standards within their lessons. Her passion is to help as many students, educators, and schools as possible move forward in implementing programs that foster growth in social emotional learning, creativity, content, and 21st century skills…it’s her passion!