Incorporating SEL: Playgrounds, Lobbies, Lunchrooms, & Buses

Strength in Numbers: Understanding The Positive Impact That We all Have In Our School Communities (Live Webinar)

This learning opportunity will look specifically at the impact of Non-Instructional staff on campus-wide Social Emotional Learning (SEL), including para-educators, front-office, bus drivers, coaches, and all those roles that make schools go. Participants will be introduced to the 5 CASEL Social Emotional Learning competencies, the ‘why’ of integrating Social Emotional Learning into the school-day and how to effectively incorporate it throughout the school community. Participants will focus their learning around the intentional application of micro-affirmations, positive practice and see how SEL can be incorporated into the varying settings of a school campus – from the front office to the playground.

  • Who: Target Audience is Non-Instructional Staff, Everyone is Welcome
  • When: Thursday, May 12th, 3:30pm to 4:30pm
  • What: Introduction to the Why & Ready-to-Use Strategies of SEL
  • Cost: $35 per participant


Note: The session will not be recorded, but the presentation slides and related resources will be made available to all registered participants.

Presenter: Kelly Dolan Sapp

Kelly Dolan Sapp is an internationally recognized Social Emotional Learning Coach, Professional Learning facilitator, staff developer, and SEL SME. Kelly works for a small consulting firm that supports Social Emotional Learning implementation and integration at the District, school and classroom level at small, in mid-sized and large urban school districts throughout the United States. Before working in consulting, she had the incredible opportunity to work in The School District of Palm Beach County as a SEL Coach and Staff Developer for the Partnership for Social Emotional Learning Initiative (PSELI) project. The PSELI project is a nationwide study which seeks to understand whether and how students benefit from aligned campus-wide (in school and after-school) experiences that fosters children’s social emotional learning. Working with collaborative partners such as The Wallace Foundation, CASEL, RAND, and Learning Sciences International, she has been given an unparalleled experience. Kelly has worked as a school-based Administrator at both public and charter schools and began her profession as a founding member of High Tech Middle Media Arts with the High Tech High community of schools. She has spent 20 years in education, whether it was in the classroom, as a school-based administrator or District support provider.

Cancellation Policy: For all Vermont Principals’ Association professional learning events, the VPA must be notified of any cancellations no later than 10 days prior to the event. Cancellation notifications received after the 10 day deadline will be subject to a fee of 50% of the total cost of registration.