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Positive Environments, Network of Trainers (PENT) is designed to provide information and resources for educators striving to achieve high educational outcomes using proactive positive strategies. 

Through a connected network of educators throughout the state of a California, PENT disseminates information and resources in current best practices, evidence-based research in the area of supporting positive behavior. 

PENT is a joint initiative between the Diagnostic Center, Southern California (DCSC)External link opens in new window or tab. and the Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA)External link opens in new window or tab.. As areas of need are identified through collaborative efforts, PENT then disseminates information and content statewide via the PENT Cadre.

The Mid-Cities SELPA in collaboration with its member districts nominated five cadre members to serve as a resource within the SELPA. 


Caroline Thompson, BCBA

Ivan Varela, School Psychologist 

Bellflower Unified School District

Lavyddya Anderson, Coordinator

Lynwood Unified School District 

Susan Liang, Behavior Specialist

Danielle Frey, Behavior Specialist

Paramount Unified School District