Teach for Trust is a movement to restore, repair, and transform education, one relationship at a time.

I’m Ricky Robertson. I am an educator, author, and consultant who has worked with alternative and traditional schools, serving students from grades preK-12 within urban, suburban, and semi-rural communities. I provide coaching, consultation, and multi-day professional development workshops to build systems of support for students impacted by Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and trauma, and the educators who work with them. I have a background in Restorative Justice/Practices, culturally responsive teaching, LGBTQ+ student advocacy, and trauma-informed practices for teaching and behavior management.   


Building Resilience


Building Resilience in Students Impacted by Adverse Childhood Experiences: A Whole-Staff Approach (2018), by Victoria Romero, Ricky Robertson, & Amber Warner, is a workbook for educators who are committed to the success of all students, especially those impacted by trauma and ACEs. The book explores the impact of ACEs and trauma on learning and behavior, including self-care for educators, classroom-based strategies, and a multi-tiered trauma-informed framework for teaching and behavior.  

“I cannot think of a book as needed as this one. It provides educators with a deeper understanding of the impact of childhood trauma on the educational experiences of young people, and it also gives us tools to support our students who have the most need while practicing necessary self-care to continue to serve them.”
– Lydia Adegbola, Professor & School Administrator

The book is available from Amazon, Corwin, and other retailers.


I have helped schools to significantly improve student student behavior, social-emotional well-being, attendance, and academic achievement through the implementation of multi-tiered interventions, restorative practices, culturally responsive teaching, and trauma-informed behavioral interventions and supports.

I provide one-on-one and small group coaching to develop or enhance multi-tiered systems of support that improve attendance, behavior, and/or social-emotional outcomes. In the coaching process, we look at data, set goals, identify barriers, leverage resources, monitor progress, sustain growth, and achieve.

Please fill out the contact form to learn more about coaching opportunities.


For schools and school districts interested in fostering resilience and success for all of their students, I provide professional development workshops and consultation on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Restorative Justice, resilience, and trauma-informed practices.

Please contact me for professional development for your school, district, or organization.