Noel Love has been actively involved as a pioneer, trainer, consultant, and author within the Student Assistance Program field for more than 20 years. In that time, Noel has provided professional training and on-site consultation to more than 5,000 schools from across the nation.
In 1986, after eleven years working as a certified chemical dependency counselor and program administrator Noel piloted the SAP (early intervention team) in central Texas schools and developed and subsequently served as the Program Director and Lead Trainer for a statewide initiative designed to assist Texas schools with the implementation and enhancement of the SAP.
Three of Noel's SAP-related guidebooks have been selected as Best Sellers by the Performance Resource Press, including his acclaimed SAP Core Team Manual and Intervention Manual. Noel and his wife Donna Clark Love have collaborated on The Complete Support Group Manual, an outstanding resource for group facilitators.
Noel has participated and contributed to a number of special projects, including a Hazelden produced video titled, "Teens and Trauma". He and Donna developed Training-of-SAP Trainers for the Indiana Department of Education and the Texas Statewide Safe Schools and Healthy Students Initiative. He has trained educators in Belizepromoting the SAP and presented at the annual New Zealand Addictive Disease Conference. For years Noel has presented at national and statewide educator's conferences and in recently published a four-part series on the SAP in the Student Assistance Journal. In 2006, Noel was bestowed the title of Editor-At-Large for the nationally published trade magazine, the Student Assistance Journal
Noel has received an Award of Recognition from the National Organization of Student Assistance Programs and Professionals for his contributions to the SAP field throughout the United States and won the National Student Assistance Association (NSAA) SAP Professional of the Year Award for outstanding individual accomplishments in that field. In recent years, several school districts Noel has provided SAP training have been selected as the National SAP Program of the Year. Subsequently Noel served on the Board of Directors and Executive Board of NSAA.
In 2001, Noel founded and currently donates his time to the Texas Association of Student Assistance Professionals, a non profit association dedicated to promoting student assistance program efforts throughout Texas. Noel continues to publish professionally and provide independent on-site training/consultation to schools and communities nationally and internationally (see Services).
Noel and his wife Donna live in Houston and enjoy strong support from many friends and are actively involved in their church. He has two grown sons, Jonathan and Matt who he loves profoundly. They were raised in Austin where Noel was born and lived.
How to Contact:
Tel: (713) 447-5989
Donna Clark Love,
Tel: (281) 467-4861