SEL Awardee

Melissa Linton

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District
Soldotna, AK
“The mission of the KPBSD is to build strong, positive relationships with all students. Students will demonstrate life-readiness skills, and possess resiliency and perseverance to achieve their goals. In order for our students to do this, our community and educators need training and strategies to design positive classroom environments that provide and cultivate strong, positive relationships to meet their students' social and emotional needs. Our goal is to engage and train students, educators and community members on how to build cultures of strength, rather than trauma, so students can succeed and reach their goals.”
Tags: Culturally Responsive Approaches, District, Elementary School, High School, Indigenous Communities, Middle School, Rural, Student Leadership & Voice, Traditional Public School, Trauma-Informed