Empowering Administrators Through Social and Emotional Learning, Session 1

Empowering Administrators Through Social and Emotional Learning, Session 1

Administrators are experiencing new challenges to meet the needs of teachers, school staff, parents, and students. In order to create conditions for students to effectively engage in social and emotional learning, adults themselves need to feel empowered, supported, and valued. This calls on administrators to foster a supportive staff community and promote adult social and emotional learning (SEL) skill development. This first session of a two-part workshop on SEL is tailored specifically for administrators and the unique challenges that they encounter as education leaders. SEL advocates Trisha DiFazio and Allison Roeser show viewers how to:

  • Enhance their own personal understanding of SEL by engaging in strategies firsthand.
  • Learn how to apply SEL strategies immediately amongst various stakeholder groups.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the competencies as they relate to school climate and culture.


Trisha DiFazio

Trisha DiFazio is an education consultant for Teacher Created Materials (TCM) and a former adjunct professor in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California (USC). She is passionate about empowering teachers and students around Social and Emotional Learning as well as Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching. As a result of studying with instructors from UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC), Trisha has experienced firsthand how practicing mindfulness contributes to one’s overall health and sense of well-being.

Allison Roeser

Allison Roeser, Master of Health Science (MHS) and Professional Certified Coach (PCC), has almost two decades of experience working with leaders in education, child welfare, and social change. Allison is currently the lead career success coach at SV Academy in addition to leading workshops and training courses for schools and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), a program that advocates for foster care youth in San Francisco. As an avid learner of mindfulness practices, Allison has seen firsthand the value of integrating self-awareness into professional and personal development.

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