SEL Awardee

Mary Haddad

Disney II Magnet Elementary School
Chicago Public Schools
Chicago, IL
“Not belonging can break our hearts and spirits, deplete our self-worth and negatively impact academic success. The 'Agents of Change' initiative increases the stories students tell about belonging in the school setting. In this project, learning is personalized to empower students to promote ideas they elect as important and significant to who they are and how they want to interact with the world. The program's design integrates SEL, art, core subjects and the 'Agents of Change' initiative. The projects are informed and developed through collaborative partnerships with educators, families, community members, artists and art institutions to facilitate meaningful experiences for the students.”
Tags: Elementary School, ELs, Racial, Gender and/or Social Justice, Teacher, Traditional Public School, Urban