SEL DAY 2023 SUMMIT: State Highlight

SEL in Massachusetts: Resources and Opportunities

In this lively, interview-style webinar featuring leading SEL practitioners and champions in Massachusetts, participants will learn and share about resources and opportunities that support work to foster the social and emotional growth and well-being of young people, families, and staff across the Commonwealth. Highlights will include:

  • No-cost options for professional development and consultation to strengthen SEL and mental health in MA schools and districts
  • Peer sharing networks to inform and deepen SEL practice
  • Communication campaigns to raise visibility for SEL efforts by communities and organizations
  • Advocacy efforts to promote policy to advance SEL and culturally responsive, inclusive education across the Commonwealth


  • James Cressey, Education Department Professor and Chair, Framingham State University
  • Jennifer Cutler, Director of Counseling & Social-Emotional Learning, Ashland Public Schools
  • Marlene DeJesus, SEL Director, Agawam Public Schools
  • Kamilah Drummond-Forrester, Board Member, SEL4MA
  • Shai Fuxman, Managing Project Director, Education Development Center
  • Khari Roulhac, Board Co-Chair, SEL4MA
  • Jim Vetter, Executive Director, SEL4MA
  • Eleonora Villegas-Reimers, Design Team, SEL-TEd
  • Catherine Wong, Design Team, SEL-TEd