SEL Awardee

Megan Trcka

Metro Nashville Public Schools
Nashville, TN
“The teachers in the Metro Nashville Public Schools Office of English Learners Students with Interrupted Formal Education (SIFE) Program will explore the impact of merging trauma-Informed SEL integration with Funds of Knowledge practices to elevate our families’ expertise, language and cultures in our classrooms and community. In serving Nashville’s newest immigrant, asylee and refugee students from over 10 countries representing over 15 home languages, this team of teachers recognizes that educators have a lot to learn from our students and families and carries tremendous agency to empower our students and families towards autonomy and self-efficacy in our schools and city.”
Tags: Community Engagement, Culturally Responsive Approaches, District, Elementary School, ELs, Girls & Young Women of Color, High School, Housing Inequities, Indigenous Communities, Middle School, New Arrivals, Restorative Practices, Students with Disabilities, Traditional Public School, Trauma-Informed, Urban