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District Staff Members Earn Micro-Credentials in Social Emotional Learning
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Congratulations to the following Ridgefield School District staff members who have earned the Culturally Responsive Social Emotional Learning (SEL) micro-credential certification.  These educators were part of a statewide cohort who, in partnership with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB), and the online platform, Bloomboard, received 20 hours of professional learning related to SEL.

Included in the SEL professional learning were completion of the OSPI SEL modules, creation and implementation of culturally responsive SEL classroom lessons, evaluation of the lessons in relation to Washington state SEL standards and benchmarks, and the opportunity to collaborate with content area experts and other educations from around the state.

“I feel very fortunate for the opportunity to be a part of the SEL pilot,” said Teresa Vance, Behavior Intervention Specialist for the district.  “This experience has afforded participating educators the ability to engage in meaningful, job-embedded professional learning personalized to student and classroom need and has positively impacted the ability to provide social emotional learning in a manner that is culturally responsive.” 

Ridgefield School District proudly congratulates the following staff members:

Back Row (L-R):  Karen Bachle, Megan Suarez, Marianne Mack, Amber Lutes, Monica Deshazer, David Payette, Teresa Vance, Tiffany Quast, Kayla Mitchell, Brooke Bray, Jamie Heim.  

Front row (L-R):  Lacey Jones and Laura Gutierrez. 

Not pictured:  Andrea McCain, Elena Kuzmenko, and Brittany Rodin