SEL Awardee

Kate Parsons

Springfield Prep Charter School
Longmeadow, MA
“As our oldest students grow into their middle school years with us, we want to prepare them to advocate for themselves, work in teams, make their own choices and identify their emotions. When they leave us in 8th grade, we want to be sure all Springfield Prep scholars have the tools to be successful, not just in academics, but in their social and emotional well-being. Our school's mission statement says it best: It is our job to prepare all students for success in high school, college and life through a focus on rigorous academics and character development.”
Tags: Collaborative Learning, Community Engagement, Culturally Responsive Approaches, Girls & Young Women of Color, Measurement, Mindfulness, Racial, Gender and/or Social Justice, Restorative Practices, Secondary Trauma, Student Engagement, Student Leadership & Voice, Teacher, Teacher Leadership, Trauma-Informed