Superintendent Davis, Social-Emotional Learning Take Center Stage in Washington, D.C.

The Washoe County School District helped pioneer Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and is now using these practices in all of its classrooms. Back in 2012, WCSD was among eight districts across the country selected to pilot this important program in its schools.

WCSD Superintendent Traci Davis was among several presenters at a gathering in our nation’s capital, where she discussed our success with SEL.

Watch this short trailer of a US congressional briefing hosted by CASEL, Committee for Children, and the Learning Policy Institute, and sponsored by Representative Tim Ryan (OH) and Senator Chris Murphy (CT). The briefing, which focused on how state Departments of Education and school districts are leading with social-emotional learning policies and best practices, took place on October 25, 2017 in the Russell Senate Building in Washington, DC.

Joan Cole Duffell, Executive Director of Committee for Children, made opening remarks. The presentation featured Roger Weissberg, Chief Knowledge Officer of CASEL; Maisha Riddlesprigger, Principal, DC Public Schools; Traci Davis, Superintendent of Washoe County School District, Nevada; Beth Herman, Safe Schools Healthy Students, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction; and Hanna Melnick, Learning Policy Institute.