Webinar: Strategies to Support the Social and Emotional Needs of Students Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Demand for Racial Justice


Join REL West, the Region 15 Comprehensive Center, and the National Center to Improve Social & Emotional Learning and School Safety for a free webinar and panel discussion on how school district and site leaders can support the social and emotional needs of students as they return to school. Panelists will share evidence-based information about social and emotional competencies that educators can use to rebuild conditions of success for students.



Dr. Christina Pate is the deputy director of the National Center to Improve Social and Emotional Learning and School Safety. Her expertise includes school climate, social and emotional learning, health, wellness, and trauma-informed practices.

Zoë Jenkins is a high school senior and the founder and executive producer of the Get Schooled podcast with the Prichard Committee Student Voice Team, which works to elevate student voices in education decisionmaking. She’s also a founding fellow at Civics Unplugged.

Emanuelle Sippy is a high school senior in Lexington, KY. She’s the student director of the Prichard Committee Student Voice Team, an organizer with Future Coalition, and a collaborator on the Education Justice Collective’s Move School Forward campaign.

Veronica Crespin-Palmer is the co-founder and CEO of RISE Colorado, which works to educate, engage, and empower low-income families and families of color to rise as change agents for educational equity in our public school system.

Dr. Kaylene Case is a behavior specialist and school psychologist for Douglas County School District in Colorado. She specializes in trauma and education and has expertise as a staff developer and teacher coach.

This webinar is the second in a three-part series on supporting the social and emotional needs of educators and students during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about this webinar and the series on the REL West website.

Questions? Please contact us at relwest@wested.org.