Development of the Positive Action program began in 1973 by Carol Gerber Allred, Ph.D. while she was teaching High School English, Psychology and Speech. In 1977, she moved to an elementary school and began development of the elementary level of the program. In 1982, she founded the Positive Action company. The company operates out of four locations in Twin Falls, Idaho.
Dr. Allred has continuously expanded and improved the program into today’s nationally and internationally acclaimed evidence-based Positive Action program. The program has since been used in all 50 states and internationally, reaching over 25,000 schools, community-based organizations, and other sites; over 8 million students.
Dr. Carol Gerber Allred, the founder and president of Positive Action, Inc., is the developer of the Positive Action Program, for which she also provides training and professional development.
She holds a Ph.D. and M. Ed. in Educational Administration and B.A. degrees in English and Psychology. Her experience includes six years as a classroom teacher and five years as district-level administrator. She is a noted developer, researcher and trainer, as well as a sought-after speaker, having addressed hundreds of local, national and international conferences and symposia.
Her areas of expertise are improving academics, behavior, character and school climate. Her mission is to help develop the potential of individuals, schools, families and communities by empowering them to find their greatness.