Thanks for your interest in volunteering with us! The best way to get involved is to join a committee. Learn more about our current committees below.
To volunteer please tell us a little more about yourself and select the committee(s) that you’d like to join. You can also note additional interests which can help inform the development of future new committees.
Help raise awareness and spread the word about SEL in Massachusetts and SEL4MA activities via social media, email blasts, our website and blog, and other channels. Chaired by Jim Vetter and Danny Thompson.
Join with other District SEL Coordinators to share experiences and resources and problem-solve around shared challenges. Chaired by Sara Burd and Jim Vetter.
Join the Equity & Inclusion Committee and help cultivate and convene a network and a body of resources supporting and reflecting social-emotional learning that is culturally aware, responsive to and broadly representative of the range of SEL practitioners and participants in the Commonwealth. Chaired by Karen Craddock.
The Event Committee educates key stakeholders and the broader public by designing and operating SEL4MA regional events, conferences, and speaking engagements. Chaired by Jim Vetter.
The Public Policy and Advocacy Committee promotes SEL through legislation and other policy initiatives at the local, state, and national level. Chaired by Ellen Gibson. Seeking volunteers to collaborate with the Chair on the following activities:
The Steering Committee meets quarterly to set direction, strategy, and goals and establish policy for SEL4MA. Co-chaired by Fern Shamis and Jim Vetter.
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.
We also have members working on the following special interest areas that may emerge into future committees. Contact us to discuss adding a new interest area to this list.