SEL Awardee

Lisa Vasquez

Ruidoso High School
Ruidoso Municipal Schools
Ruidoso, NM
“Social and emotional learning, based on CASEL's five core competencies, is critical to the introduction of college and career readiness standards for students' ability to engage in deeper learning and the shifting focus and rigor of instruction. The goal of 'Preparing Our High School Students for the Future Through SEL Competencies, Literature and Bibliotherapy' is to create safe, caring learning environments that foster positive decision-making and academic success. Using young adult literature to create an environment that is responsive to individual needs and the needs of others, students will be more successful in their postsecondary lives in school and in their careers.”
Tags: High School, Indigenous Communities, Mindfulness, Racial, Gender and/or Social Justice, Rural, Teacher, Traditional Public School