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Ensuring All Ohio Children Can Thrive Through Transformative SEL: Real Talk on Racial Equity and Social Justice

Sign up for our free virtual learning event here!


It is our duty as those who work with and on behalf of children to ensure we create equitable learning environments in which each and every child can thrive. But what does that look like in practice? And what are our roles as educators, leaders, caregivers, and community or nonprofit partners? How do we move from discussing equity and justice to doing something about it? 

Join us for some real talk about Transformative SEL and how we can support students to become “justice-oriented” citizens, leveraging “culture, identity, agency, belonging, and engagement” to implement an SEL approach that serves all our children (CASEL, 2020). Be guided through practical, clear steps by national expert, Kamilah Drummond-Forrester, on the ways SEL can be harnessed to advance racial equity and social justice in our schools and homes. And, learn from Cincinnati-based Mayerson Academy’s Thriving Learning Communities™ consultants about how a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion can take hold in Ohio education. Leave with concrete takeaways and resources for creating positive change in your learning and growing environment.


  • Kamilah Drummond-Forrester, National SEL and Equity Expert
  • Lisa Dillon, School Facilitator, Thriving Learning Communities, Mayerson Academy, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Marissa Rowley, Director, Thriving Learning Communities, Mayerson Academy, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Co-hosted by Jennifer Smith Miller and Pamela McVeagh-Lally, SEL for Ohio co-founders

Past Events

SEL for Ohio Virtual Launch: The State of the Union of Social and Emotional Learning in Ohio – Wednesday, November 18th, 4pm-5pmET

Contact us for a recording of this event at info@sel4oh.org

Join us for the inaugural gathering of the Social and Emotional Learning Alliance for Ohio (SEL for Ohio) to learn more about the new state-wide network and hear leaders and practitioners from across the state share practical information on their SEL efforts in 2020. If you’re an educator, administrator, counselor, youth development professional, community member, parent, or other caring adult who is dedicated to the healthy social and emotional development of all of Ohio’s children, this network and gathering is for you!


  • Congressman Tim Ryan, 13th District, SEL Champion, and co-author of federal Social and Emotional Learning for Families (SELF) Act
  • Michelle Grimm, President, Ohio School Counselors Association and Dover High School Counselor
  • Rochonda Nenonene, Ph.D. Assistant Professor and Co-Program Director, Urban Teacher Academy, University of Dayton
  • Chris Ondrus, Executive Director, Student Services, Dublin City Schools
  • Jennifer Smith Miller and Pamela McVeagh-Lally, SEL for Ohio co-founders