Social Emotional Learning

Social Emotional Learning

Social emotional learning (SEL) is a broad and multifaceted concept, which the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning defines as the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. Well-implemented programs designed to foster SEL are associated with positive outcomes, ranging from better test scores and higher graduation rates to improved social behavior. Social-emotional competencies include skills, such as the ability to collaborate or make responsible decisions; mindsets, such as thinking positively about how to handle challenges; and habits, such as coming to class prepared.

Student Support Services


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    Mrs. Chelsea Freeman 

    Student Support Services Chair, Lower School Counselor
    (601) 987-9304
  • Photo of Cynthia Irons

    Ms. Cyndi Irons 

    Middle School Counselor, Dance Team and Cheer Sponsor
    (601) 853-6050
  • Photo of Lauren Powell

    Ms. Lauren Powell 

    Student Support Services Chair, Upper School Counselor
    (601) 853-6046

Learning Facilitators

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    The Rev. Annie Elliott 

    Chaplain, Director of Diversity, Director of Service Learning
    (601) 853-6016

Health and Wellness

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South Campus | PK-3 to Grade 4

4120 Old Canton Road | Jackson, Mississippi 39216
Tel 601.987.9300 | Fax 601.987.9324

North Campus | Grades 5 to 12

370 Old Agency Road | Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157
Tel 601.853.6000 | Fax 601.853.6001