SEL Awardee

Cynthia McNeil

Walter Bickett Education Center
Union County Public Schools
Monroe, NC
“In a school that practices Conscious Discipline, a day in the life of a preschooler involves greeting each other, wishing each other well, committing to keeping each other safe, breathing to help calm, regulating strong emotions, noticing kindness and more. As we remove barriers to share this practice with all families by providing training to Spanish-speaking families, childcare and a meal, we build capacity to support healthy social and emotional skills at home and school. Together we will connect, sing, dance, read and play. Families will leave with new information and a children’s book to reinforce positive social emotional skills.”
Tags: Community Engagement, Curriculum, Elementary School, ELs, Suburban, Teacher, Traditional Public School