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Join a Committee

The best way to get involved with SEL4MA is to join a committee. Descriptions and contact information follow below.


Contact Chairs
Chaired by Jim Vetter and Danny Thompson. Help spread the word about SEL in Massachusetts and SEL4MA activities via social media, email blasts, our website and blog, and other channels.

District Coordinators

Contact Chairs
Chaired by Sara Burd and Jim Vetter. Join with other District SEL Coordinators to share experiences and resources and problem-solve around shared challenges.


Contact Chair
Chaired by Jim Vetter. The Event Committee educates key stakeholders and the broader public by designing and operating SEL4MA regional events, conferences, and speaking engagements.

Policy & Advocacy

Contact Chair
Chaired by Ellen Gibson. The Public Policy and Advocacy Committee promotes SEL through legislation and other policy initiatives at the local, state, and national level.


Contact Chairs
Co-chaired by Fern Shamis and Jim Vetter. The Steering Committee meets quarterly to set direction, strategy, and goals and establish policy for SEL4MA.

Teacher Education

Contact Chair
Chaired by Deborah Donahue-Keegan. The Massachusetts Consortium for Social-Emotional Learning in Teacher Education (SEL-TEd) advocates for and advances substantive integration of SEL research/practice in teacher preparation programs.

Additional Special Interest Areas

We also have members working on the following special interest areas. Contact us to learn more and connect to these initiatives.

  • Athletics
  • Business Engagement
  • Equity
  • Family and Community
  • Mental Health