SEL Awardee

Devahi Balachandran

Amphitheater High School
Amphitheater Public Schools
Tucson, AZ
“Amphitheater High School is a Title 1 school in Tucson, AZ. Over 10% of students are English learners, including a large population of refugees/SLIFE (Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education). Most face social and emotional struggles with the pressures of fitting into an American education system. Our project includes collaboration with a local museum for art therapy activities, creating student-led multilingual dictionaries for mathematics support, cooperative games and real-world activities. We will promote participation, engagement and safe risk-taking in the mathematics classroom. We aim to reduce students’ anxiety, support healing from trauma and promote prosocial behavior and self-awareness.”
Tags: Art & Literature, High School, Identity Development, New Arrivals, Suburban, Teacher, Traditional Public School, Trauma-Informed