SEL Awardee

Taya Oelze

Ellen Ochoa Elementary
Union Public Schools
Tulsa, OK
“Ellen Ochoa Elementary is a title one, community school that houses many students from hard places. With this grant, we will be able to provide trauma sensitivity training to each staff member, along with providing 10 hours of intensive coaching to our kindergarten and 1st grade teachers. We aim to focus our intensive training on the early years as this is most critical to our students' development. Further, we will guide teachers toward an innovative approach to teaching social and emotional development while purchasing materials and read-alouds to make uniform 'safe places' throughout all kindergarten and 1st grade classrooms.”
Tags: Community Engagement, Elementary School, ELs, Teacher, Traditional Public School, Urban