SEL Awardee

Dana Hetzler

Wicomico Newcomer Center
Wicomico County Public Schools
Salisbury, MD
“The ESOL students at the Wicomico County Newcomer Center will engage in SEL lessons and will work together to create and implement community service projects related to those lessons. The projects will be student-led with teacher mentoring. Students will gain increased cultural competence and English proficiency while providing authentic community service. In the year students attend the Newcomer Center, they will have the opportunity to fulfill the Service Learning requirement for graduation.”
Tags: Collaborative Learning, Community Engagement, Culturally Responsive Approaches, Curriculum, ELs, High School, Housing Inequities, Measurement, Mentorship, Mindfulness, New Arrivals, Outdoors, Project-based Learning, Restorative Practices, Rural, Student Engagement, Student Leadership & Voice, Students with Disabilities, Teacher, Teacher Leadership, Traditional Public School, Trauma-Informed, Use of Space