Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Student Support Specialists

WJ Davis

(517) 755-4742
 wj.davis@lansingschools.net
Attwood 

Theresa Van Fleet

(517) 755-5563
 theresa.vanfleet@lansingschools.net
Lewton

 

Cary Johnson  

(517) 755-4958 
 cary.johnson@lansingschools.net
Averill New Tech Elementary 

Leslie Ann Hadley

(517) 755-5636
 leslieann.hadley-travis@lansingschools.net
Lyons Elementary School

 

Natalie McQueary

(517) 755-1250      
 natalie.mcqueary@lansingschools.net
Cavanaugh STEAM Elementary

 

Marsu McAdoo

(517) 755-5675
 marsu.mcadoo@lansingschools.net
Mt. Hope STEAM

Willetta Ewing  

(517) 755-2282       
 willetta.ewing@lansingschools.net
Cumberland Elementary School

 

VACANT

(517) 755-4844
 VACANT
North School

Jessica Braga-Henebry

(517) 755-1160  
 jessica.braga-henebry@lansingschools.net
Dwight Rich School of Arts

 

Jalissa Huntley

(517) 755- 5890
 jalissa.huntley@lansingschools.net
Pattengill Biotechnical Magnet School

Nancy Suarez-Long

(517) 755-5221   
 nancy.suarez-long@lansingschools.net
Dwight Rich School of Arts

 

Diamonda Edmond

(517) 755-5457
 diamonda.edmond@lansingschools.net
Post Oak International

 

Aaron Mendez

(517) 755-2057     
 aaron.mendez@lansingschools.net
Eastern High School

 

Dr. Carolyn Stone

(517) 755-2628
 carolyn.stone@lansingschools.net
Reo Elementary School

 

Lindsey Robinson 

(517) 755-4256
 lindsey.robinson@lansingschools.net
Eastern High School 

 

Kristy McCarthy                  

(517) 755-4315
 kristy.mccarthy@lansingschools.net
Riddle Elementary School

 

Denise Griffin

(517) 755-4489 
 denise.griffin@lansingschools.net
Everett High School 

 

Clarence Hassel, Jr.

(517) 755-4676
 clarence.hassel@lansingschools.net
 J.W. Sexton High School

Emerson Sheffey

(517) 755-4432
 emerson.sheffey@lansingschools.net
Everett High School

 

Brittney Powell

(517) 755-1630
 brittney.powell@lansingschools.net
Sheridan Road

Abigail Nowiski

(517) 755-2331
 abigail.nowiski@lansingschools.net
 Forest View Elementary School 

 

Lee Porter

(517) 755-2747
 lee.porter@lansingschools.net
Wexford Montessori

Javeeta Kyle

(517) 755-2125
 javeeta.kyle@lansingschools.net
 Gardner International Magnet School 

Christopher Rollins

(517)-755-5415
 christopher.rollins@lansingschools.net
 Willow Elementary School

 

Kimberly Pelette

(517) 755-5157 
 kimberly.pelette@lansingschools.net
 Gier Park Elementary School 

 

VACANT                    

(517) 755-1700  
 vacant
 Woodcreek Montessori 

Kieshaune Perkins 

(517) 755-1450
kieshaune.perkins@lansingschools.net
 Kendon Elementary School 

James "Otis" Davis

(517) 887-4341
 james.davis@lansingschools.net
 Ingham County Youth Center

 

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is an integral part of education and human development. SEL is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions, and achieve personal and collective relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions.

SEL advances educational equity and excellence through authentic school-family-community partnerships to establish learning environments and experiences that feature trusting and collaborative relationships, rigorous and meaningful curriculum and instruction, and ongoing evaluation. SEL can address various forms of inequity and empower young people and adults to co-create thriving schools and contribute to safe, healthy, and just communities. 

Source: External LinkCASEL.org

The Lansing School District is committed to teaching and reinforcing SEL concepts to help students experience academic success. In the coming months, teachers will be offered professional development opportunities on integrating SEL into core curriculum...

Integrating SEL with instructional practices and academic content has become a priority for improving problem solving, elevating student voice, promote academic mindsets, and improving social engagement and communication.

To learn more about integrating SEL into curriculum, refer to the resources below:

PDF DocumentConnecting Social and Emotional Learning to Michigan's School Improvement Framework
PDF DocumentMDE Early Childhood - Grade 12 SEL Competencies & Indicators
PDF DocumentSEL Trends: Integrating with Academics
External LinkMorning Meetings: Building Community Classrooms
PDF DocumentIntegrating SEL and the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

External LinkPositive Discipline by Jane Nelsen, Ed.D

In this easy-to-read guide, Jane Nelsen coaches parents and teachers to be firm and kind so that any child from toddler to teenager can learn creative cooperation and self-discipline with no loss of dignity.

External LinkPositive Discipline for Preschoolers: For their Early Years – Raising Children Who are Responsible, Respectful, and Resourceful by Jane Nelsen, Cheryl Erwin, and Roslyn Duffy

Written as a quick reference guide, this book will teach you methods for raising a preschool-age child who is responsible, respectful, and resourceful by finding practical solutions to parenting challenges such as bedtime hassles, school problems, whining, and much more.

External LinkMaking Grateful Kids: A Scientific Approach to Help Youth Thrive by Jeffrey Froh, Giacomo Bono

The authors introduce their most compelling research, announce groundbreaking findings, and share real-life stories to show parents, teachers, mentors, and kids how to achieve greater life satisfaction through gratitude. They offer many simple strategies for building habits of gratitude into day-to-day life and provide compelling evidence for its importance.

External LinkManaging Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes by William Bridges

The author spent his life working to understand changes. Whether you are going through the birth of a new baby, a move, a job change, or the death of a loved one, this book explains in simple terms how any person can understand the emotions they are undergoing, help ease the transition, and launch a new life.

External LinkYardsticks: Children in the Classroom Ages 4-14 by Chip Wood

This comprehensive, user-friendly reference helps those who work with and love children use the knowledge of child development to shape classrooms and schools where all children can succeed by giving charts on development traits; physical, social, language, and cognitive growth patterns; and suggestions for curricular areas. Though the text is geared for educators, this is a good resource for parents who want to understand each age and stage of development.

External LinkBrainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain: An Inside-Out Guide to the Emerging Adolescent Mind, Ages 12-24 by Daniel J. Siegel

Written by a leading expert in brain science, this book sheds light on the often misunderstood yet critical time in children’s lives when they straddle childhood and adulthood but don’t fit squarely in either phase. Siegel characterizes the teen years as the most powerful life phase for activating courage, purpose, and creativity. He creates empathy for the teenage experience and helps parents understand how to work with and support their teenagers.

External LinkParenting without Power Struggles: Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids While Staying Cool, Calm, and Connected by Susan Stiffelman

The author shows you how to awake your child’s natural instincts to cooperate by being the confident parent your child needs, teaching you how to parent from a place of strong, durable connection, and helping your child navigate the challenging moments of growing up. This is an excellent resource for any parent but particularly for those who find themselves in power struggles with their children.

External LinkThe Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel

This book simplifies brain science to assist parents in teaching children about how their mind works and how they can practice emotional awareness and self-management.

External LinkSmart Parents: Parenting for Powerful Learning by Bonnie Lathram, Carri Schneider, and Tom Vander Ark

Packed with helpful guidance from more than 60 parents who are also experts in learning and/or education, this book prepares parents for powerful and significant contributions to children’s learning with practical tips.

External LinkHow to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

This book provides specific language and numerous examples of parent interactions to enhance parents’ communication and listening skills in a variety of challenging situations. It has the potential to create deeper connections and trust as parents use the skills with their children.

Source: CASEL.org

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