Joseph (Joe) Bento, he/him/his, is an AP/IB Psychology and 9th grade Health teacher from Kent, WA. He has been involved in safe schools trainings for the last 18 years including his work as an NEA (National Education Association) trainer on Social Justice and LGBTQ issues. Joe also advises GSA at his school, is active in his local union, board member for SHAPE Washington, and is also the current chair of GLSEN Washington State. Joe was also just appointed to the Kent School District School Board. Joe likes to travel, work in his yard, and hang out with his niece.