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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.

The SEL Advisory Committee applications for membership!
Contact Information

Tammy Bolen
SEL Program Supervisor

Diane Stead
Administrative Assistant

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

Laura Allen
Washington Association of School Administrators
Tammy Bolen
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Xyzlora Brownell
Department of Children, Youth, and Families
Sarah Butcher
SEL for Washington
Danielle Eidenberg
Governor's Office of Education Ombuds
Laurie Dils
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction 
Mary Fertakis
Washington State Board of Education 
Emily Santiago
Washington Association of School Psychologists
Brian Freeman
Rural Alliance
Danielle Harvey
School Nurses Association of Washington 
vacant Extended Learning Organization
Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee
Carola Brenes
Healthcare Authority- Behavioral Health and Recovery 
Josh Lane
School Counselor, Central Kitsap School District 
vacant Washington State Parent Teacher Association
Mona Johnson Washington Association of Educational Service Districts
Lauren Macdonald Washington Education Association
Caryn Park Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs
Monika Schuller SEL Educator, White Salmon Valley School District
Terique Scott
Commission on African American Affairs
Maddy Vonhoff
Committee for Children
Leiani Sherwin
Professional Educator Standards Board
Maria Siguenza
Commission on Hispanic Affairs
RayAnn Silva
University of Washington-SMART
Michelle Sorensen
Washington Association of School Social Workers
Debbie Tully 
Washington Association of Colleges for Teacher Education 
Tribal Representation-West
Tribal Representation- East