Shimmy Trencher, MSW, an educator and social
worker who has spent over a decade working
with children, adolescents, and families in
a variety of settings, currently serves as
the Dean of Students and School Social Worker
at the Hebrew
High School of New England, a private
high school in West Hartford, Connecticut.
Additionally, he is the founder and director
Mind & Soul, an organization that
develops and runs positive youth development
programs for teens. He holds a Masters Degree
in Social Work from University of Connecticut
with a certification in mental health and
substance abuse in social work practice.
Trencher is also on the staff of Yachad
Greater Hartford Jewish Community High School,
where he teaches high school students and
runs special programs for teens and parents.
He is also a certified parenting coach and
instructor of Redirecting Children's Behavior,
a positive parenting course developed by International
Network of Children and Families. He has also
published a number of articles and lectures
on topics of personal growth and parenting
approaches and techniques. He resides in Connecticut
with his wife, Stacey, and their three children.