Host & Guests
Host: Lucas Held, Director of Communications for The Wallace Foundation
Caroline Shaw, executive director of the Opportunity Project in Tulsa
Greg MacPherson, chief Big Thought Institute officer for Big Thought in Dallas
Stephanie Andrews, interim executive director of student and family support services for Tulsa Public Schools
Juany Valdespino-Gaytan, executive director for social-emotional learning for the Dallas Independent School District
We don’t just live in this little microcosm called a school district. Our students go home every day and live in the community. So, it only makes sense that we would be reaching out to our community-based organizations, our partners, our expanded-learning partners for us all to work together to serve our students and families.— Stephanie Andrews
About the Series
This podcast series shares findings and early lessons from a RAND Corporation study of Wallace's Partnerships for Social and Emotional Learning Initiative (PSELI). The initiative explored whether and how children can benefit from partnerships between schools and out-of-school time programs focused on building social and emotional skills.
The five episodes feature in-depth conversations with practitioners in schools and afterschool programs, and leaders in districts and out-of-school time intermediary organizations.
See the series.