SEL4CA Regions

Bay Area

Regional Coordinators

Nora Zamora, Ed.D.

Interim Executive Director, Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) Dept.
Alameda County Office of Education

Soundhari Balaguru, PhD.

Clinical Psychologist
Founder, Integrated SEL

Bay Area Regional Update

October 25, 2021

The nation’s schools were already struggling to meet students’ mental health needs when the pandemic hit. How can schools rise to meet students’ ballooning needs in that area as a massive school reopening gets underway?

To be sure, it will be difficult to balance mental health support with an equally massive academic recovery. But child development experts say it’s a balance schools must attempt to strike if they want students to regain their academic footing after an unprecedented year of disruptions, stress, and trauma.

An infusion of federal COVID-19 relief money will help, but how those funds are used will be pivotal. And experts say that schools cannot just focus on the students they know are in crisis; they must bolster supports for all students as well as staff members.

EducationWeek Article “Here’s What Schools Can Do”


News and Events

Regional News

Regional Events

California AfterSchool Network 2022 Site Coordinator Symposium

Start date: June 14, 2022

End date: June 17, 2022
All-day event
Location: SAFE Credit Union Convention Center, Sacramento / online


California’s Expanded Learning Professionals will have a unique opportunity to learn from their peers, colleagues, and other experts during this informative 4-day event. Additionally, partners throughout the state are excited to provide Site Coordinators time to learn from another. Come and share in the experience and see what opportunities are here for you!

This year’s Symposium will be a hybrid experience, with in-person or virtual opportunities. The in-person location will be at the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center in Sacramento, CA.

This event is presented by the CA Site Coordinator Network and supported by the California AfterSchool Network, California Department of Education Expanded Learning Division, and the System of Support for Expanded Learning.

Professional Learning and Networking Opportunities

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