Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Social Emotional Learning Resource

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Federal Programs; Superintendents; Assistant Superintendent; Principals; Teachers; Gifted & Talented Coordinators; Curriculum Coordinators; School Counselors; Equity Coordinators (Disability/Race/Gender/National Origin); District Coordinators (ALE; Homeless; ESOL; SDFS & Foster); Parent Involvement Coordinators/Facilitators

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Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. 

In an effort to offer support for the whole child, many districts are in search of resources to reinforce social and emotional learning. The Office of Education Renewal Zones (ERZs) compiled a list of resources of some SEL programs currently used throughout the state.  The resource provides links and data to assist districts in their search for supplemental SEL programs. The information gathered is not intended to support one program over another but to offer information in assisting districts.

The Social and Emotional Learning Programs resource is attached or may be found on the ENGAGE Arkansas page of the DESE website.  

For more information, reach out to an ERZ Director listed below. 

Mrs. Jill Clogston


Arkansas State University, Director

Henderson State University, Interim Director

Ms. Lindsey Swagerty 


University of Arkansas, Director

University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, Interim Director

Dr. Tracie Jones


University of Arkansas at Monticello, Director

Dr. Roger Guevara


Southern Arkansas University, Director


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