SEL Awardee

Mary Birmingham

Wright Middle School
Madison Metropolitan School District
Madison, WI
“Our goal for this project is to embed restorative practices as a means for raising student voice and leadership into the fabric of our school. The grant project is focused on building a strong program of restorative practices at Wright Middle School which involves training students and staff learning side by side and developing the program with student voices at the center. The goal for the project is to transform our SEL work from teacher-led to student-led in many areas throughout the day. Raising student voice and developing leadership would impact student to staff relationships (most students have different ethnicities and experiences than the majority of our teaching staff), student to student relationships as well as continue to build capacity for action in the community.”
Tags: Collaborative Learning, ELs, Girls & Young Women of Color, Housing Inequities, Indigenous Communities, Leadership Development, LGBTQI+, Middle School, New Arrivals, Student Engagement, Student Leadership & Voice, Students Affected by Suspensions, Students with Disabilities, Suburban, Teacher, Teacher Leadership, Traditional Public School