SEL Awardee

Claudia Bestor

North Olmsted Middle School
North Olmsted City Schools
North Olmsted, OH
“North Olmsted Middle School Community Groups consist of twelve grade-level students and one adult mentor from our school community. Each week during the school year, Community Groups engage in informal half-hour discussions about topics that concern our students’ social and emotional development. Since Community Groups are personally responsive, mentors may explore topics that meet the specific needs and interests of the individual students in their groups, yet woven into all discussions are the concepts and language of CASEL’s social and emotional competencies with the goal of creating a caring, inclusive climate devoted to the academic, social and emotional success of our students.”
Tags: Mentorship, Middle School, Suburban, Teacher, Traditional Public School