David Baptista

Co-founder & Executive Director, Latin American Leadership Academy

David's passion is helping students develop the essential dispositions, skills, habits and values that support lifelong learning and wellness. His quest to understand education has taken him on a 18-year teaching journey. He has taught STEAM, philosophy, history, theater, SEL and trained teachers and consulted for schools across Brazil. David is a 2018 Echoing Green Fellow, Lectica Inc. board member, and Co-founder and Executive Director of LALA. Cognitive science sparked his passion for education, and he is broadly interested in cultivating self-transcendent and self-regulatory practices across multicultural contexts.

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