Dr. Doug Bolton

Dr. Doug Bolton is an educator, clinical psychologist and author who helps school districts throughout the state of Illinois build school communities that enhance the resilience of both students and staff.

He has spent his life as an educator and clinician, including over 20 years as a school psychologist and principal at North Shore Academy, a K-12 therapeutic school in Highland Park.

In learning how to support the resilience of students who struggle most in schools, Doug and his team discovered the essential elements of school communities that apply to all students in all schools. He has used this knowledge to help school districts create trauma responsive school communities, embed SEL into the school day, enhance student and staff belonging, build student and staff resilience, and support community-wide mental health and wellness.