SEL Awardee

Linnell Best

A. Leo Weil Elementary School
Pittsburgh Public Schools
Pittsburgh, PA
“'The Legacies of Wade and Weil: Future Leaders Learning from Pittsburgh's Past' initiative fosters critical thinking and problem-solving skills in elementary students while working to increase the student agency and power within the school through three areas of focus. Intensive Professional Development sessions for staff focused on the intersections of race, class, and gender; particularly in cultivating voice and agency in students. Youth Leadership Development will expand existing student governing body and youth leadership workshops. Beyond the Building encourages students to interact with institutions in Pittsburgh that make decisions that affect their daily lives (i.e., Pittsburgh City-County Building, Pittsburgh Public School Central Office).”
Tags: Culturally Responsive Approaches, Elementary School, Girls & Young Women of Color, Racial, Gender and/or Social Justice, Student Leadership & Voice, Students Affected by Suspensions, Students with Disabilities, Teacher, Traditional Public School, Urban