Tuesday, September 1st at 1pm ET/10am PT

As educators return to virtual, hybrid, or in-person learning environments this fall, adult social-emotional learning, wellbeing, self-care, and retention is critical. That’s why CASEL’s Reunite, Renew, and Thrive: SEL Roadmap for Reopening Schools calls educators to design opportunities where adults can connect, heal, and build their capacity to support students. But how can district and school leaders lead adult SEL implementation to meet educator needs in this moment?

Join us for an interactive Q&A with district and school leaders to discuss the strategies, systems, and resources they use to implement Adult SEL. Panelists will cover how to:

  • Foster educator’s sense of belonging with opportunities for connection and transparent, authentic, and open conversations 
  • Provide regular opportunities for mindfulness and adult self-care, as well as confidential ways for educators to receive mental health support 
  • Collect valuable data on adult SEL, wellbeing, and professional learning needs to inform supports 
  • Recognize that, in the words of Rhonda Harris, “When we take a universal approach to encouraging relationships between leaders & staff, leaders & leaders, and staff to students, it will be a more equitable experience for all.”


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Amanda Walker, MA, MBA, Social Emotional and Academic Learning (SEAL) Program Specialist, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools 




Kathleen FitzJefferies, Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program Manager, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools


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Jenna Valentine-Turner, M.A., Social Emotional Learning Specialist, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools


Becky Barstein


Becky Barstein, Professional Learning Manager, Panorama Education