Angela Sillers, MEd, PhD, is an assistant professor at Castleton University where she specializes in early childhood and special education. Angela taught for five years at a California preschool that focused on a humanistic approach to early education and family support, which inspired her graduate research on emotion, culture, and race in preschool. She holds master’s degrees in education and in psychology and a doctorate in developmental psychology from the University of California, Riverside. Angela has presented nationally and internationally about a range of research topics, such as trauma-informed education strategies, emotional regulation, humor as an emotional regulation tool, and relationship-based pedagogy in preschools. Her peer-reviewed research has been published in the International Journal of Humor and the International Journal of Behavioral Development.