Social Emotional Learning and Wellness

Social Emotional Learning and Wellness

Social emotional learning and wellness (SELW) 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 SELW 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


List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Chelsea Freeman

    Mrs. Chelsea Freeman 

    Lower School Counselor and Director of Social Emotional Learning
    (601) 987-9304
  • Photo of Cynthia Irons

    Ms. Cyndi Irons 

    Middle School Counselor, Varsity Dance Team Coach
    (601) 853-6050
  • Photo of Lauren Powell

    Ms. Lauren Powell 

    Upper School Counselor and Director of Wellness
    (601) 853-6046

Learning Facilitators

List of 4 members.


List of 1 members.

  • Photo of Annie Elliott

    The Rev. Annie Elliott 

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

Health and Wellness

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Natacia DeLaughter

    Mrs. Christi DeLaughter 

    Middle School Fitness Teacher, Head Girls Cross Country Coach, Director of Physical Wellbeing
    (601) 987-9310
  • Photo of Jane Griffin

    Mrs. Jane Griffin 

    North Campus Nurse
    (601) 853-0659
  • Photo of Anna Wadlington

    Mrs. Anna Wadlington 

    Director of Student Health, South Campus Nurse
    (601) 987-9308

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