Empowering Administrators Through Social and Emotional Learning, Session 2

Empowering Administrators Through Social and Emotional Learning, Session 2

Developing social and emotional skills is an ongoing process. In order for administrators to create conditions for teachers and students to effectively engage in social and emotional learning (SEL), they themselves need to experience and reflect on SEL strategies firsthand. This second session of a two-part workshop featuring SEL advocates Trisha DiFazio and Allison Roeser continues to explore SEL through the lens of an administrator and tackle issues specific to education leadership. SEL advocates Trisha DiFazio and Allison Roeser show viewers how to:

  • Reflect and build upon personal SEL best practices.
  • Deepen their understanding of how SEL can be used to foster collaboration among parents and educators.
  • Be equipped with strategies to support staff and students in their SEL development.


Trisha DiFazio

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). She is passionate about empowering teachers and students around Social and Emotional Learning as well as Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching. 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

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. Allison is currently the lead career success coach at SV Academy 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. As an avid learner of mindfulness practices, Allison has seen firsthand the value of integrating self-awareness into professional and personal development.

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