Social Emotional Learning and Wellness
The Office of Social Emotional Learning and Wellness plays a critical role in supporting schools in the implementation of the BPS Wellness Policy, a Whole Child, Whole School, Whole Community Approach, which is a national model to link learning and health. As a district, our mission is to actively promote the health and wellness of all students to support both their healthy development and readiness to learn.
Through the BPS Wellness Policy, schools have a framework for how to create an environment where the healthy choice is the easy choice, and all students are educated to make that choice. Using data to inform the development of the Wellness Action Plan schools can address the most important health needs for their students and staff. The Wellness Action Plan then links to the school’s overall plans for academics by being integrated into the Quality School Plan. The departments in the SELWELL Office are committed to supporting schools in their efforts to implement these plans by providing them with Multi-tiered Systems of Supports.
Amalio Nieves, Ed.D
Project Manager, SELWell
Jill Carter, EdM, MA
Senior Executive Director, Health & Wellness, SELWell Operations
Khita Pottinger-Johnson, MSW
Executive Director, SEL Instruction & Support Services
Assistant Director, SELWell Operations
Senior Director, Athletics
Senior Director, Behavioral Health Services617-635-9676
Mary Jane O'Brien
(Interim) Senior Director, Health Services
Senior Director, Succeed Boston
Director, Opportunity Youth Department