SEL4CA Regions

Los Angeles


Our Los Angeles region covers Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties.

Regional Coordinators

Susan Ward-Roncalli, PhD.

Social Emotional Learning Advisor

Rachel Solis

So Cal Educational Partnerships
Collaborative Classroom

Los Angeles 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”


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Past Events

Deepening Our Practice

Date: May 27, 2020
Time: 8 am - 4 pm
Location: L.A. Grand Hotel | 333 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90071
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Attention SEL4CA Alliance Members!

This event has been moved to the March – May, 2021 time frame. The specific date will be announced in Fall 2020.

SEL4CA is excited to announce we are Co-Hosting LAUSD’s annual SEL Conference.

As an Alliance Member, you are invited to participate in a number of ways:

Attend as a participant

NOTE: As priority registration is allotted to LAUSD educators, open registration for Alliance Members will be limited to the first 30 members to register, so act quickly!  Please note that, unless you are employed by LAUSD, you must register through SEL4CA and not through LAUSD.

Offer your organization as a sponsor of the conference

Volunteer as a conference registration assistant

Submit a workshop proposal to present at the conference

Submit your proposal by completing and submitting this form (see link below) by 5 PM on March 13th :

The Conference Theme is: Deepening our SEL Practice. The final question on the submission form, regarding Research Alignment, asks you to provide information that helps the audience to understand why SEL is effective and important in education. As you develop your description, please ensure that the content of your workshop will help teachers and/or administrators to understand how to implement SEL with fidelity. For example, you might describe how to integrate one of the SEL competencies into instruction. You might also consider proposing a workshop that demonstrates how you use specific SEL curricula to improve student outcomes.

We look forward to seeing you there!