SEL Awardee

Erin Lewis

Neal Middle School
Durham Public Schools
Durham, NC
“Neal Middle School is continuing to develop a resource center and programming to support our students and their families. We are expanding the use of our SEL Parent Resource Center by scheduling events, such as guest speakers, classes, and workshops, which will focus on the social and emotional development of teens, offering a different topic each month. We also aim to increase communication with parents and guardians through a monthly e-newsletter and will also invite them to discussions with the leadership team. Finally, we will continue adding materials, supplies, and resources to our Parent Center, and will be developing a Virtual Parent Center in response to COVID.”
Tags: Community Engagement, ELs, Girls & Young Women of Color, Housing Inequities, Identity Development, LGBTQI+, Middle School, New Arrivals, Restorative Practices, Students Affected by Suspensions, Teacher, Traditional Public School, Urban, Use of Space