SEL Awardee

Lisa Vasquez

Ruidoso High School
Ruidoso Municipal Schools
Ruidoso, NM
“We want our students to graduate and successfully pursue their college and career goals with the ability to accurately recognize their own emotions, thoughts and values. Our goals for student participation in SEL activities and skills development are to create a safe, caring and well-managed learning environment that fosters positive decision-making and academic success to help improve college and career readiness skills in our students. Self-management and responsible decision making are essential to higher-order thinking skills. Awareness and relationship skills are important prerequisites to the development of employability skills, such as teamwork, collaboration and effective communication.”
Tags: Curriculum, ELs, High School, Indigenous Communities, Rural, Teacher, Traditional Public School