About Us

What We Do

Class Catalyst is changing the way schools practice Social Emotional Learning, as a solutions-focused platform that puts student and teacher well-being first by providing space for them to communicate and practice personalized self-regulation techniques.

Our Values

We Listen

We listen to our school partners to assess their SEL needs.

Class Catalyst meets partners where they are to work with them to achieve actionable SEL goals, driven by data.

We Implement

We foster staff and student engagement in the work of SEL, empowering all school stakeholders to create a culture of care and rapport.

Class Catalyst and SEL On Demand is an all-in-one SEL solution to promote relationship building among students and staff.

We Support

We are committed to creating a sustainable SEL approach for our partners.

We advise and consult on a classroom level, school level, and district level, to ensure data-driven best practices, consistency, and fidelity of implementation.

Our Mission

Mindful Practices and Class Catalyst facilitate customized & sustainable social emotional learning implementation to create a more equitable learning environment.

Class Catalyst FoundersA Note from the Founders

We are often asked how Class Catalyst came to be – and we love sharing our story. As parents and educators, we had been looking for a way to combine Carla’s extensive teaching and mindfulness experience with Rob’s technical know-how and penchant for solving problems with data. But, it didn’t really click until we discovered the massive gap between the need for Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and benefits of implementation. No implementation = no change… and no impact on the students, educators, or world.

We knew it wasn’t for lack of trying on the part of administrators, educators, and families. With more on their plates than ever before, we wanted to create a tool combining support and insight that would seamlessly fit into an already-packed school day. We pushed ourselves to go beyond the standard SEL offering and build something truly interactive, informative and easy-to-implement, a tool that authentically engages student voices and builds impactful relationships between students and educators.

And, as with two kiddos at home, it’s personal for us, too. Class Catalyst is for them, and for all students, because every young person deserves to be seen, heard, and supported. Thank you for joining us!


Our SEL specialists advise and consult on a classroom level, school level, and district level, to ensure best practices, consistency, and fidelity of implementation.

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1827 N Wilmot Ave
Chicago, IL 60647


(312) 371-9491