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Home » Student Success » Health & Safety » Mental, Social, & Behavioral Health » Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

Contact Information

Social Emotional Learning

Tammy Bolen
Program Supervisor

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is broadly understood as a process through which individuals build awareness and skills in managing emotions, setting goals, establishing relationships, and making responsible decisions that support success in school and in life. When we think of educating the whole child, their social and emotional development must be considered as a part of overall instruction.

SEL & Equity

Standards Adopted


  1. WA Landscape Scan- Scan of social and emotional learning (SEL) activities across Washington state.
  2. National Scan- Scan of social and emotional learning (SEL) national activities
  3. WA Survey Results (2019)- WA state stakeholder social and emotional learning survey with families, students, educators, and community partners. 
  4. Annotated bibliographies- Evidence basis for the development of social and emotional learning (SEL) indicators.
  5. Indicators Reference List- Reference list for the development of social and emotional learning (SEL) indicators.

Advisory Committee 

Committee Meeting(s)

August 18, 2020 Committee Meeting

July 8, 2020 Committee Meeting

May 19, 2020 Committee Meeting

March 17, 2020 Committee Meeting

February 18, 2020 Committee Meeting

January 14, 2020 Committee Meeting

Policy Recommendations