SEL Awardee

Candyce Dostert

Cambridge Public Schools
Cambridge, MA
“To create more welcoming school communities for people of all genders, Cambridge Public Schools will implement a comprehensive training program for all staff. Each school will designate a Teacher Leader for Gender Identity Support. This person will receive in-depth training to equip them with the resources they will need to serve as the point person in their buildings where they will provide an annual two-hour training on gender identity and ongoing support. We will organize media resources with inclusive materials by grade bands, and continue to offer a 10-hour course for those who would like to deepen their understanding of supportive practices.”
Tags: Culturally Responsive Approaches, District, Elementary School, High School, Identity Development, LGBTQI+, Middle School, Traditional Public School, Urban