Social Emotional Learning and Wellness

Our vision is for healthy and supportive schools to prepare all students to learn and thrive

 

Using a Whole Child, Whole School, Whole Community Approach 

 
The Office of Social Emotional Learning and Wellness plays a critical role in supporting schools in the implementation of the BPS Wellness Policy, a Whole Child, Whole School, Whole Community Approach, which is a national model to link learning and health. As a district, our mission is to actively promote the health and wellness of all students to support both their healthy development and readiness to learn. Through the BPS Wellness Policy, schools have a framework for how to create an environment where the healthy choice is the easy choice, and all students are educated to make that choice. Using data to inform the development of the Wellness Action Plan schools can address the most important health needs for their students and staff. The Wellness Action Plan then links to the school’s overall plans for academics by being integrated into the Quality School Plan. The departments in the SELWELL Office are committed to supporting schools in their efforts to implement these plans by providing them with Multi-tiered Systems of Supports.
 

The Office of Social Emotional Learning and Wellness (SELWELL) is comprised of the following departments:

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Contact Us

Amalio Nieves

Assistant Superintendent
617-635-9698
 

Porsche Paulding 

Project Manager, SELWell Office
617-635-6584

Jill Carter

Executive Director, Health & Wellness, SELWELL Operations
617-635-1631
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Kim Connolly

Assistant Director, SELWELL Operations
617-635-6643 x41250
 

Avery Esdaile

Director, Athletics
617-635-8143
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Marta Gredler

Project Director, BPS CARES
617-635-6609
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Andria Amador

Senior Director, Behavioral Health Services
617-635-9676
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Maureen Starck

Senior Director, Health Services
617-635-6788
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Jodie Elgee

Senior Director, Safe and Welcoming Schools
617-635-8123
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Brian Marques 

Director, Opportunity Youth Department  
617-635-9620
 

Catherine Chiu 

Director, Guidance 
617-635-8030
 
 
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