Shaylene King is an author, educator and anti-bullying activist.
Shaylene’s battle with poor body image and low self-esteem led to destructive behavior and poor grades until a teacher stepped in and told her she could be anything she wanted to be with an education. She earned her Bachelors of Arts degree in Liberal Studies as well as her teaching credential from California Baptist University in Riverside, California.
Knowing first-hand the impact teachers can make, Shaylene became one! She has taught in public and private schools. Trained in Discrete Trial method for autism, she also collaborated with Behavioral Specialists to implement home programs.
Passionate about helping girls navigate issues related to self-esteem and body image, Shaylene has mentored girls for over twenty years. She is the Founder of The Mean Girl Extinction Project, a non-profit created with her teen daughter to combat the “mean girl” phenomenon. Shaylene also piloted an after school Kind club for fifth grade girls to build healthy friendships, thus reducing incidents of relational aggression in their social circles.
She is the author of a tween series for girls. The first book in the series, Liberty Lane and the One Girl will be released in the fall of 2016. She speaks at schools, girl camps, clubs, events and organizations.
Knowing positive change takes place through positive relationships, Shaylene is excited to be part of the Community Matters family. As a trainer for their Safe School Ambassador program, she continues to empower and equip students with tools needed to develop self-confidence and practice and promote positive communication with their peers.