SEL Teacher

Sergio Hernandez

Dawn Recchio
Sarah Schas
Katherine Smith Elementary School
Evergreen School District
San Jose, CA
“Katherine Smith Elementary has two primary SEL goals. First, empower upper-grade students to work alongside teachers to reflect on the skills and strategies they’ve learned in communication, de-escalation, conflict resolution and 12 self-regulating tools and to plan how to provide support and reflection to primary grade students. This process will be student-driven, where students become the leaders and are equipped with the tools and strategies needed to be the problem-solvers in real life. Our second goal is to provide parents with the same skills and strategies so that they will be successful in maintaining and developing student’s social and emotional well-being at home.”