Halley Gruber holds a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Denver and is a licensed elementary school generalist and special educator with an endorsement in linguistically diverse education. She received her undergraduate degree in Marine Science and played basketball for the University of Hawaii, Hilo. Halley is a trainer in both the Neurosequential Model of Education and Neurosequential Model of Sport.
Along with her work in schools, she supports cohorts of educators across the nation as they complete their NME/NMS certifications and she is passionate about infusing trauma-informed practices into schools, classrooms, and sport. Before founding the Educational Access Group, she worked as a Trauma-Informed Behavioral Skills Interventionist with students in grades 3-5 as well as serving as a general educator in grades 3 and 4 for five years. Her work and experiences as an educator in partnership with the research of Katie Lohmiller have led to the development and formation of the Educational Access Group.
- Contributed the chapter “The Point of Missed Shots: Pursuing Greatness in the Urban Classroom” in Renga, I. P., & Benedetti, C. (2018). Sports and K-12 education: Insights for teachers, coaches, and school leaders. https://www.amazon.com/Sports-K-12-Education-Insights-Teachers/dp/1475841396