Emilie Day Correa, Ed. D. has over 19 years of experience in the field of education. Originally from the far north suburbs of Chicago, she received a bachelor’s degree in Art History from the College of Charleston, South Carolina. Upon graduation, Emilie moved back to her hometown to become a middle school Bilingual Education teacher. Subsequently, she went on to earn two Master’s degrees, one in Elementary Education, and the other in School Counseling. In December of 2017, Emilie earned a doctorate in Educational Leadership with a focus in Social Emotional Learning (SEL).
Emilie learned early in her teaching career that more important than planning and facilitating daily lessons of academia were the relationships and connections she developed with her students. She realized that she had a natural ability and inclination to build respectful, trustworthy relationships with students, colleagues, and the parent community. Emilie discovered that the most interesting subject matter to teach was not social studies, language arts, or Spanish, it was the students themselves. It became very obvious that what most inspired her teaching practice was human connection, Social Emotional Learning,Emotional Intelligence, and well-being. Emilie is married to Dr. Luis Fernando Correa, middle school principal, and has two children, Luis Fernando Jr. and Evelyn Day. Emilie is the epitome of a lifelong learner. She hopes to continue to write books and promote SEL for all stakeholders in the educational community. In addition to writing, Emilie enjoys travel, golf, reading, swimming, painting, playing chess, dancing, scuba diving, snorkeling, and spending time with family.