SEL Awardee

Leisa Tobey

Cherokee Elementary
Sottsdale Unified
Paradise Valley, AZ
“Life’s stresses spare no one. Our society is being redesigned in terms of how we work, parent, relax, and most significantly, how we communicate. Social norms and social skills aren’t keeping pace with changes our students experience. Their stresses are real; the pressure to succeed is high. Elementary educators are ideally positioned to help our students learn to navigate the world more effectively. Our goal is to integrate social and emotional learning into every area of our curriculum by integrating SEL 'practices' into our daily lessons, 'A Mere Modification.' Further, the same 'practices' will be integrated into our schoolwide behavior plan.”
Tags: Curriculum, Elementary School, Suburban, Teacher, Traditional Public School