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Thursday, February 6 • 2:25pm - 3:25pm
Cultivating Educational Leadership through SEL

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What if we told you there was a way to increase your sense of resiliency and efficacy while simultaneously decreasing stress and the likelihood of burnout in the profession? We know there are benefits of SEL (social-emotional learning) for students and that these benefits are applicable to teachers and school leaders as well. Studies have shown that a greater focus on SEL skills for leaders promotes a positive school climate and leads to improved relationships between teachers and students and students and their peers. Furthermore, there is a link between developing teachers’ and leaders’ SEL competencies and better academic outcomes.


Allie Storti

As a 19 year veteran, Allie Storti has played many instrumental roles in E-12 education in districts across the Metro Area, including North St. Paul, Maplewood, Oakdale, Mounds View and Wayzata Public Schools. She served as an elementary principal for five years, three years as a... Read More →

Jessica Werner

Jessica Werner, Ph.D. holds a doctorate in Educational Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota, and a Masters and Bachelors degree from the University of Notre Dame. She has worked worldwide as a classroom teacher in South America, Eastern Europe, Africa, and the... Read More →

Thursday February 6, 2020 2:25pm - 3:25pm

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