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TruEd Consulting, LCC was founded by Dr. David and Michelle Trujillo.  Both educators, David and Michelle, are passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of youth and those who work with them.

Michelle Trujillo is passionate about igniting hope in schools! Through her writing, speaking and professional development workshops, she inspires readers, educators, students and their parents to recognize the power of love, connection, and social and emotional learning in the pursuit of academic achievement and productive citizenship. Michelle's message of "starting with the heart" is founded on brain-based research, "in the trenches" experience and practical strategies. Her sincerity, enthusiasm and expertise are contagious and substantial. Named Nevada's 2016 Innovative Educator of the Year, Michelle has appeared on television (including Oprah) and radio across the nation as a guest expert.


Although Michelle has dedicated her vocation to education, she vows that family always comes first! Her husband of thirty years and their two adult children fill her heart with joy and inspire her daily! Michelle’s new book, Start With the Heart: Igniting Hope in Schools through Social and Emotional Learning was released by Corwin in March, 2019. Her previous books include Why Can’t We Talk; What Teens Would Share if Parents Would Listen and Chicken Soup for the Soul presents Teens Talkin’ Faith.

                          "Every time I read Mrs. T's words or hear her speak, she reaches a place in my heart, I never knew I had!"~Terran
Engaging, Enthusiastic, Relevant,  Evidence-Based!

Michelle L. Trujillo, M.Ed