Social and Emotional Learning in EWSD
In 2019-2020 EWSD began to emphasize the ‘growing hearts’ piece of our mission with a strong commitment to social and emotional learning (SEL).
We know that by supporting social and emotional learning, we have the power to improve behavioral, academic and long-term outcomes for students.
New Staff to Support SEL
To help further our efforts, we have hired five social and emotional learning coaches for our schools. We have also focused the work of behavioral interventionists to support students and staff on an individual basis.
The coach’s main responsibility will be supporting all of our staff as they work to build the social and emoational skills of students across EWSD. We are using the 5 competencies consistent with the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) to guide our work.
Dylan McNamara, the Director of Social and Emotional Learning and Wellness, leads this work across the district.
Learn more: On EWSD's priorities and outcomes on the What is Social and Emotional Learning page.
Helping at Home: For parent/guardian resources visit the Parent Tips & Resources page.