Bill has over 44 years of experience in education including work as a teacher, coach, school psychologist, crisis coordinator and district administrator. He has extensive knowledge with all levels of education from preschool through grade 12. Bill is presently an employee of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District as the executive Director of the Human ware/Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Department. He continues to have a particular emphasis in the ongoing development and supervision of the school district’s Rapid Response (crisis response) Team and is the former manager of the Office of Psychological Services. His background also includes private practice with youth and their families and chairman of the Ohio School Psychologists Association, State-wide Crisis Intervention Response Team.
Hardware VS Humanware; The Proactive ApproachThis session will discuss the importance of proactive methods to create school safety that includes both physical and emotional approaches. Data will be presented that shows positive trends from a student and system perspective. Time will be spent examining the signiﬁcance of Adult Social Emotional Learning as a key to district success.
Learning Objectives and Participant OutcomesParticipants will become familiar with the proactive initiatives utilized by a large urban school disctrict following a school shooting.
- Become familiar with proactive initiatives to create a safe school environment
- Gain an understanding of the need to build relational trust
- Obtain a better prespective of Adult Social Emotional Learning
- The participants will be better equipped to evaluate the Social Emotional Learning needs of their school district
- The participants will be able to identify specific Social Emotional Learning programming
- The participants will gain knowledge to openly discuss their district's Adult Social Emotional concerns