At a time when COVID-19 still presents a significant public health threat, education leaders are working hard to develop plans to keep students physically safe through a variety of remote and in-person learning options for the upcoming school year. But we must remember that there is work to be done to ensure the social and emotional well-being of our students and educators, as well. Today on Education Matters, we talk with leaders with the Public School Forum’s Resilience and Learning Project as well as school counselors and a social worker to learn more about what we need to do to ensure the social and emotional well-being of our school communities across the state.
Elizabeth DeKonty, Director, Forum’s NC Resilience & Learning Project
Stacey Craig Riberdy, LCSW, Consultant, Forum’s NC Resilience & Learning Project
Garfield Martin, School Counselor, Cooper Academy, Johnston County
Carmen White, School Counselor, McGee’s Crossroads Elementary, Johnston County
Yvette Richardson, School Social Worker, Nash Rocky Mount Schools