Build your SEL staff

By Jenna Buckle
August 2021
As educators increasingly recognize the value of social and emotional learning (SEL), many school districts are rethinking staffing and reorganizing central offices to prioritize SEL from preschool through high school (CASEL, 2018). Some are creating full-time central office positions for SEL or building entire divisions or offices of SEL. Many districts have also begun hiring for new SEL positions in response to student needs during the pandemic and remote learning.      For leaders who are thinking about making a first (or next) SEL hire, the first task is to gain clarity on the roles, responsibilities, and skill sets needed. To help districts in this task, Panorama Education (see box) created an overview of social and emotional learning jobs to hire for, based on the most common

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Buckle, J. (2021). 7 social-emotional learning jobs your district needs to hire for in 2021. Panorama Education.

CASEL. (2018). Reorganizing district central offices. SEL Trends Brief. Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning.

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Jenna Buckle ( is senior content marketing manager at Panorama Education.

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