Empowering Administrators Through Social and Emotional Learning: Session 1
May 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Administrators are experiencing new challenges to meet the needs of teachers, school staff, parents, and students. In order to create conditions for students to effectively engage in social and emotional learning, adults themselves need to feel empowered, supported, and valued. This calls on administrators to foster a supportive staff community and promote adult SEL skill development. This first session of a two-part workshop on social and emotional learning (SEL) is tailored specifically for administrators and the unique challenges that they encounter as education leaders.
Session 1 participants will:
- Enhance their own personal understanding of SEL by engaging in strategies firsthand.
- Learn how to apply SEL strategies immediately amongst various stakeholder groups.
- Gain a deeper understanding of the competencies as they relate to school climate and culture.
Can’t attend? Register now, and you’ll be emailed a recording of the webinar, after the live session ends, to view at your convenience!
About Trisha DiFazio and Allison Roeser:
Trisha DiFazio is an education consultant for Teacher Created Materials (TCM) and a former adjunct professor in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California (USC). Trisha was also a contributing author on TCM’s Language Power: Building Language Proficiency series as well as Creating Social Emotional Learning Environments. She is passionate about empowering teachers and students around Social and Emotional Learning as well as Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching. Ms. DiFazio holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lake Forest College with a double concentration in English and Spanish, a Master of Arts in Teaching from National Louis University, an ESL Endorsement from Dominican University, and International TEFL Certification from the International Teaching Center in Madrid, Spain. As a result of studying with instructors from UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC), Trisha has experienced firsthand how practicing mindfulness contributes to one’s overall health and sense of well-being.
Allison Roeser, Master of Health Science (MHS) and Professional Certified Coach (PCC), has almost two decades of experience working with leaders in education, child welfare, and social change. With a Masters in Health Science from Johns Hopkins University, Allison’s thesis focused on increasing effective communication for early childhood educators through the use of classroom consultants in disadvantaged districts. Allison is currently the lead career success coach at SV Academy (voted one of the top education startups in 2020 by Fast Company) in addition to leading workshops and training courses for schools and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), a program that advocates for foster care youth in San Francisco. Before becoming a coach, Allison was the Deputy Director at Westat, a research organization focusing on the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs, in addition to developing leadership and life skills for underserved youth in Chicago public schools. As an avid learner of mindfulness practices, Allison has seen firsthand the value of integrating self-awareness into professional and personal development.