SEL Awardee

Maria Valeria Rivas de Kouba

Doris Henderson Newcomers School
Guilford County Schools
Greensboro, NC
“Our project is an art therapy program for Newcomer students that will provide ELL students and newly arrived refugees with the opportunity to process challenging emotions and life changes in individual and small group art therapy sessions that are led by licensed art therapists working in the school setting. The program will provide for professional development for school teachers and staff to be better informed and prepared to include SEL and art therapy skills into their classroom environment and will also prepare classroom teachers and specialists to best recommend students for art therapy services during the school year.”
Tags: Culturally Responsive Approaches, Elementary School, High School, Middle School, New Arrivals, Teacher, Traditional Public School, Urban