SEL Awardee

Cynthia Robinson-Rivers

Van Ness Elementary School
District of Columbia Public Schools
Washington, DC
“Van Ness Elementary School believes that children’s academic success is inextricably linked to their overall well-being and in the belief that we must attend to the development of the whole child while also achieving excellence in academics. At Van Ness, supporting students’ social and emotional growth is the foundation for everything we do. This year, we are working with five DCPS schools to refine the model, which is rooted in learning science, and test its impact in other settings. Over the next four years, our goal is to reach 15,000 students in DC and beyond.”
Tags: Community Engagement, District, Elementary School, Measurement, Traditional Public School, Trauma-Informed, Urban