Education is what happens between a teacher and a student, and trauma interferes with the health of this relationship, on both accounts. The student’s capacity to concentrate on schoolwork or self-regulate is impaired, and the teacher’s capacity to be present for and respond supportively to students is interfered with. Given this definition of education, it would seem difficult to care for the Whole Child without the presence of a Whole Teacher! Building a secure and healthy teacher-student relationship will be essential to withstand the challenges of adverse childhood experiences. The panel will consider what the concept of the Whole Teacher means, in terms of teacher education and preparation, as well as teacher behavior in the classroom.