SEL Awardee

Melissa Murdock

Baptist Hill Middle-High School
Charleston County School District
Hollywood, SC
“Baptist Hill Middle-High School is a Title I school serving 500 students in grades 6-12 in a tight-knit, rural community with a strong Gullah-Geechee heritage. The school’s dance teacher will be trained to use meditation (breathing techniques) and yoga to reduce class disruptions, outbursts and frustrations. The dance teacher will teach the SEL strategies and techniques to colleagues so they can better support students in ways that are healthy, emotionally and culturally responsive.”
Tags: Collaborative Learning, Community Engagement, Culturally Responsive Approaches, ELs, High School, LGBTQI+, Measurement, Mentorship, Middle School, Mindfulness, New Arrivals, Project-based Learning, Restorative Practices, Secondary Trauma, Student Engagement, Student Leadership & Voice, Students with Disabilities, Teacher, Teacher Leadership, Traditional Public School, Trauma-Informed, Urban, Use of Space