Social Emotional Learning
In Newport News Public Schools, social emotional learning is an integral component of a tiered system of instruction to improve social well-being, academic performance, and a contributing member to the community. The goal is to provide instruction to gain skills within five social emotional competencies: Self-awareness, social-awareness, self-management, relationship skills, and decision-making skills.
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
Erika Boerger Daniel
Supervisor, Psychological Services & SEL
Dr. Michele Mitchell
Executive Director Student Advancement
Social Emotional Learning Committee:
Katie Dolak, Hunter McEnroe, Tina Atkins, Laura Gorenc, Amber Thomas, Amanda Gallimore, Michaela Schulze