Alla Gonzalez Del Castillo, Ph.D.
St. Louis Public Schools
St. Louis, MO
“The Social and Emotional Learning Innovation project in St. Louis Public Schools will focus on empowering English language learners in grade 9 through 12 as they develop social and emotional competencies and become SEL leaders in their schools and in their larger communities. For this project, St. Louis Public Schools will partner with Bilingual International Assistant Services (BIAS) to conduct after-school sessions that will combine the expert knowledge of licensed therapists and language development expertise of ESOL teachers. The project will also support classroom teachers and other school staff working with English language learners by guiding them through the implementation of student-centered classroom environments that support social and emotional learning.”
Tags: District, ELs, High School, Identity Development, New Arrivals, Student Leadership & Voice, Traditional Public School, Trauma-Informed, Urban