Social and Emotional Learning Cohort

Put emotional well-being at the forefront of your district's educational strategy.

Teacher in classroom reading to children

Elevate your district's commitment to student well-being with AASA's Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) Cohort. Join a dynamic community focused on developing and scaling systemic SEL implementation plans for equitable and inclusive classroom environments.

The SEL Cohort is a vibrant community engaged in meaningful dialogue about how SEL is contributing to the whole child — from physical and mental health to the development of fundamental, lifelong learning skills. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Work together as a community of practice, share resources and develop action plans
  • Experience virtual and in-person site visits to get a firsthand look at how SEL programs are being implemented across the country
  • Engage in real-time conversations with leaders at different stages of implementation and leading districts of different sizes and demographics
  • Learn innovative and immediately implementable strategies for furthering SEL in your district
Who should participate?
Any district leader who is interested in furthering social & emotional learning in their district, particularly superintendents, assistant superintendents and directors who are innovators and risk takers!
Cohort Dates and Details
2024 - 2025 Meeting Schedule

Virtual Meetings

All virtual meetings will be held from 3:30pm - 5:00pm ET on the following dates:

  • August 28, 2024
  • September 25, 2024
  • November 20, 2024
  • February 26, 2025
  • May 28, 2025

In-Person Meetings


2023 - 2024 Meeting Schedule


Virtual Meetings:

August 14, 2023 (In conjunction with the AASA Learning 2025 Network event) | 4:00pm - 5:30pm ET

September 27, 2023 | 3:30pm - 5pm ET

November 29, 2023 | 3:30pm - 5pm ET

February 28, 2024 | 3:30pm - 5pm ET

May 29, 2024 | 3:30pm - 5pm ET

In-Person Meetings:

October 9 - 11, 2023 | Site Visit | Mineola Public Schools, Garden City Park, N.Y.

April 17 - 19, 2024 | Mental Health and Social and Emotional Learning Summit | San Ramon Valley Unified School District, Calif.


Since 2018, the Marshalltown school community has experienced a steady stream of trauma, including a physically devastating EF3 Tornado and derecho, aka land hurricane, while simultaneously dealing with the pandemic. We were already doing a lot of work in the SEL realm and becoming a member of the AASA SEL Cohort allowed us to work with a community of passionate professionals who helped us learn, grow, develop and implement evidence-based practices to help ALL of our students cope better with life’s challenges.
Theron Schutte

Superintendent, Marshalltown Community School District (IA)

Theron Schutte


August 28, 2024 to May 28, 2025


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  • Stephanie St. John

    Project Coordinator, Leadership Network

    AASA, The School Superintendents Association


  • Debbie Magee

    Director, Leadership Network

    AASA, The School Superintendents Association


2023 SEL Meetings

View the SEL Cohort photo album from the cohort's 2023 fall visit to Mineola Public Schools (N.Y.)

Cheerleaders at Mineola Public Schools

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SEL Toolkit

Resources, solutions and information on Social and Emotional Learning for school leaders including a free online professional development series and practical toolkit.