SEL Awardee

Abigail M. Saunders

Obras Elementary
KIPP Austin Public Schools
Austin, TX
“We will develop a curriculum that responds to the needs of our students. We will have two Teaching Tolerance PDs that arm teachers with the strategies to teach students about their identity, community values and social justice. At Obras, the Choose Love curriculum helps students become connected, resilient and empowered individuals. However, it alone does not teach all of the skills students need. There is currently not one SEL curriculum available to target the needs of our student population. This project will help us acquire the skills to develop a curriculum that would elevate our current SEL practice.”
Tags: Charter School, Curriculum, Elementary School, ELs, New Arrivals, Teacher, Urban