SEL Awardee

Susan Murphy

Rochester Childfirst Network
Rochester Childfirst Network
Rochester, NY
“The Pyramid Model will be implemented using a multi-layered approach that includes professional development, collegial circles, practice-based coaching and parent workshops that prepare and enhance adults’ abilities to 1) build solid, trusting relationships; 2) teach evidence-based social and emotional skills to children with or without disabilities; and 3) extinguish or address persistent challenging behaviors so that children of all abilities learn how to respond to and interact with other children in a positive way. This year’s primary focus will be on how these strategies and practices can be built into a classroom with children with disabilities.”
Tags: Charter School, Community Engagement, Curriculum, Elementary School, New Arrivals, Teacher, Urban