Purpose

  • This committee will review and select social-emotional learning materials that support the focus and coherence of the Washington State Social Emotional Learning Indicators, as well as support our vision for student learners as stated in the Shoreline Instructional Strategic Plan.

Meeting powerpoints

Committee Members

  • Team leads

    Heidi Alexander and Karena Valiquette

    Committee Members

    Elementary Teachers
    Donna Ahron, Jenica Itaya, Liz Whitney, Andrew Eller, Lisa Larsen, Michelle Hageland and Brent Allred

    Secondary Teachers
    Sara Haueter, Kathy Elwell and Amy Chertok

    Parents
    Yuyan Lou, Tyan Hynes, Cher Anderton and Scott Shiebler

    Students
    Nara Kim and Kris Stojetz

    Classified Staff
    Laura Gygi-Gamble and Will Lewis

    Administrators
    Tanisha Felder and Jacqueline Estephan

    ESAs
    Jill Brown, Kim Kauffman, Kelley Flatters, Kathryn Zwack and Teresa Osborn

    Deans
    Sadrina Dorn and Chris Mayer

    Community Member
    Lori Lynass

    Committee members serve in a strong SEL leadership role in their building during the implementation years.

Meeting Dates

  • The Timeline

    • Phase 1: Fall 2019 - Learning and Research
    • Phase 2: Winter-Spring 2020 - Materials Review, Selection & Piloting
    • Phase 3: Spring 2020-Fall 2020 - Adoption Decision & Implementation Planning
    • Phase 4: Winter 2021- Implementation Year 1

    June 2020 update:

    While there are many challenges to surmount, our students need us to support their social-emotional development now more than ever.

    Elementary:  The group recommends a pilot of Second Step and Ruler, starting in Fall 2020.

    Middle: The group recommends revisiting the process of piloting SEL curricula in January 2021.  Given the opening of new buildings, the addition of 6th grade, and the prolonged closure, the group felt initiating a pilot at this time is not feasible.  In the interim, building leadership plans to engage in community building activities using materials from Character Strong in the fall during advisory period.

    High:  This group has met multiple times, reviewed applicable literature, discussed options, and asked questions of School Connect and Character Strong representatives.  We plan to continue in Fall 2020, with expanded committee membership, and will work to align SEL with the PBIS and equity work already happening in buildings.