Social Emotional Learning
My name is Abby Tejeda and I am a new member of the Student Services Team for the School District of Lodi. I have a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Illinois-Chicago and have worked with students and families for many years in Chicago Public Schools and in Madison Metropolitan School District.
This year my roles include:
-Providing individual counseling, small group, and classroom instruction on topics related to community building and social-emotional learning (e.g., recognizing and managing emotions, building positive relationships, problem solving, etc.).
-Working jointly with school staff to identify any student needs that may interfere with learning. Building on student strengths and developing any needed interventions.
-Providing related services for students that receive special education services and have Individualized Education Plans.
-Working with students and families to support good attendance.
-Assisting families with any needed resources (food, housing, medical, clothing, domestic violence support).
-Supporting families who may have become homeless or who are highly mobile.