By Gardner Dickinson's Social-Emotional Committee
Meet Gardner Dickinson's New School Social Worker, Mary Bond!
School Counselor Mrs. Amy Murphy is a Key Member of The Royal Moments Social-Emotional Learning Committee
Amy is the School Counselor at Gardner Dickinson. Before working at Wynantskill UFSD, Mrs. Murphy worked as a high school guidance counselor. Her degree is from the University of Albany. Her favorite thing about Gardner Dickinson is watching children grow from Kindergarten all the way to 8th grade. Outside of school, Amy likes to spend time with her family, her dog and her grandson. She teaches lessons each week in various classrooms throughout the school that focus on Social-Emotional Learning using the Second-Step Program.
We welcome back, Lori Hotaling, as School Psychologist at Gardner Dickinson!
Mrs. Hotaling is happy to be back at Gardner Dickinson! She has consulted with local districts for many years. Lori carries a Certificate of Advanced Studies in School Psychology from The College of St. Rose. Her favorite thing so far about Gardner Dickinson is the school’s focus on providing the best atmosphere for student learning. Lori brings energy and a love for learning to our school. She hopes to make an impact at Gardner Dickinson by forming strong relationships with students, while working collaboratively with teachers and families.
Questar III Specialist Works with Wynantskill UFSD to Focus on SEL
Social-Emotional Learning: What It Is and Why It Matters - A Video (Below)
Our Second-Step Curriculum Provides Free Resources for Parents
Each grade level in the Second Step® family of programs has a curated list of recommended books that help reinforce the social-emotional skills taught in our programs. The following is a sampling of books from our Early Learning through Grade 2 lists that focus on kindness and empathy. Also, you'll find Second Step® book recommendations for Grades 3 - 5 and another list for Grades 6 - 8. Click the Button below to access this FREE Resource for your child's grade level.
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