Social Emotional Learning Benchmarks Workgroup


Social Emotional Learning Benchmarks Workgroup Report

Contact Information

Tammy Bolen
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Program Supervisor

In the 2015 Operating Budget (ESSB 6052 Sec 501 [34]), the Legislature directed OSPI to convene a workgroup to recommend comprehensive benchmarks for developmentally appropriate interpersonal and decision-making knowledge and skills of social and emotional learning for grades kindergarten through high school that build upon what is being done in early learning.

The workgroup submitted final recommendations to the education committees of the Legislature and the Office of the Governor in 2016.

Authorizing Legislation

ESSB 6052 Sec. 501 (34)


Name Representing Role
Veronica Santangelo Department of Early Learning ECLIPSE Program Administrator
Ron Hertel Student Support, OSPI Program Supervisor Student Mental Health and Wellbeing
Laurie Dils Teaching and Learning, OSPI Health and Physical Education Program Supervisor
Carrie Basas Office of the Education Ombuds Director, Office of the Education Ombuds
Dr. Todd Herrenkohl Higher Education Faculty Member Professor and Co-Director 3DL Partnership, University of Washington
Lyon Terry Washington Education Association National Board Certified Teacher, Seattle School District
Susanne Beauchaine Washington Association of School Administrators Executive Director of Student Services, Steilacoom Historical School District
Annemarie Hutson Washington Association of School Psychologists National Certified School Psychologist
Elizabeth Nelson Washington Association of School Social Workers School Social Worker, Bethel School District
Juanita Hill Washington School Counselor Association School Counselor
Sherry Krainick School Parent Organization Learning Assessment Coordinator, WA PTA
Sarah Butcher Stakeholder Group Co-Founder, SEL for Washington
Mick Miller Regional Education Network Assistant Superintendent, NEWESD 101
Dr. John Glenewinkel Rural Schools Superintendent, Republic School District
Senator John McCoy EOGOAC Co-chair/Washington State Senator, 38th District - Tulalip
TBD Mental Health Counselors