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Social Emotional Learning Advisory Committee

SEL Committee Feedback

We'd love to hear from you! Fill out the SEL Advisory Committee Feedback form to be shared with the advisory committee.

Contact Information

Tammy Bolen
SEL Program Supervisor
360-701-0575

Diane Stead
Administrative Assistant
360-725-6053

The Washington State Legislature authorized the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Advisory Committee to continue to develop statewide support to expand and promote SEL. The committee is charged with the following:

  1. Identifying SEL strategies to improve coordination between early learning education, K-12 education, youth-serving community partners, culturally-based providers, and higher education, and
  2. Identifying best practices or guidance for schools implementing the standards, benchmarks, and developmental indicators for SEL.

Review the SEL Advisory Committee Letter and the SEL Advisory Committee Charter. for more information.

SEL Advisory Committee Meetings

The public is invited to attend SEL Advisory Committee meetings. Please review the agenda for the next meeting topic.

Notes & Agendas

SEL Advisory Subcommittees

SEL Advisory Subcommittees meet as needed regarding various topics that the SEL Advisory is tasked with doing.

This subcommittee is working on social emotional learning topics for higher education preparation programs.

For more information, please contact Leiani Sherwin.

This subcommittee is developing the requirements and application to the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) for a SEL Specialty Endorsement for higher education institutions.

For more information, please contact Suzie Henning or Susan Ruby.

This subcommittee meets as needed on various tasks such drafting documents, equity work and review, some meeting planning, review, and compilation of main committee comments, brainstorming, etc.

For more information, please contact the SEL Advisory Committee.

Legislative Reports

SEL Committee Members

Name Representing
Terique Scott Commission on African American Affairs
Caryn Park Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs
Maria Siguenza Commission on Hispanic Affairs
Katherine Seibel Committee for Children
Xyzlora Brownell Department of Children, Youth, and Families
Bill Kallappa Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee
Jen Chong Jewell Governor’s Office of Education Ombuds
Kasey Kates Healthcare Authority – Behavioral Health and Recovery
Tammy Bolen Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Laurie Dils Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Leiani Sherwin Professional Educator Standards Board
Brian Freeman  Rural Alliance
Danielle Harvey School Nurses Association of Washington
Vacant  WA Expanded Learning Opportunities Intermediary
Sarah Butcher SEL for Washington
Mary Fertakis Washington State Board of Education
Debbie Tully Washington Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
Melissa Caldwell Washington Education Association
Laura Allen Washington Association of School Administrators
Laree Foster Washington Association of School Psychologists
Michelle Sorensen Washington Association of School Social Workers
Jenny Morgan Washington School Counselor Association
Vacant Washington Mental Health Counselors Association
Bonnie McDaniel Washington State Parent Teacher Association
Mick Miller Washington Association of Educational Service Districts
RayAnn Silva University of Washington -SMART
Vacant Tribal Representation–East

Angel Williams

Tribal Representation–West
Monika Schuller SEL Educator, White Salmon Valley School District