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Social & Emotional Learning

 

The social emotional well-being of the students at MCCPS is a large component of the school’s culture. The Wellness Team is composed of select staff members at MCCPS. In addition to the individual roles of each member of the Wellness Team, together they are responsible for creating and implementing Tier 1, 2 and 3 interventions for students at MCCPS. 

Our Wellness Team

  • Melissa DeLeo M.A., C.A.G.S., N.C.S.P - School Psychologist
  • Sarah Biltcliffe M.S., L.S.C - School Counselor
  • Stephanie Brant - Interim Head of School
  • Tyler Kelleher - Gym Teacher/Athletics Coordinator
  • John Purdy - School Nurse

Tier 1

  • All students have access to the services of the School Counselor, School Psychologist, and School Nurse for emotional/health-based support throughout the day.
  • Social-Emotional screeners are administered periodically throughout the school year to assess individualized student needs, areas for improving student support, and general climate of the student body.
  • Weekly at community meetings, members of the Wellness Team create a brief presentation on varying themes such as kindness, sportsmanship, stress management, and mindfulness.
  • The Wellness Team works in collaboration with families and organizations to meet the individualized needs of families in the community.
  • MCCPS utilizes the Second Step Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum across all grade levels to improve students’ interpersonal skills, emotion management, and academic/social experience.

Tier 2

  • The Wellness Team holds weekly meetings to discuss potential interventions and plans for students who may require additional support. These students may need short-term support from all members of their teaching team in order to be successful. The organization of this support is planned and communicated by the Wellness Team.
  • Members of the Wellness Team (School Psychologist, School Counselor) attend Student Support Team meetings with classroom teachers to monitor both student progress and response to intervention.
  • The School Counselor and School Psychologist provide support through the Response to Intervention process for specific students presenting with difficulties in social skills or emotional regulation.

Tier 3

  • The School Psychologist and School Counselor provide scheduled mental health services for students who have educational documentation (IEP, 504 Plan).

Additional Information

  • The School Psychologist, School Counselor, and Athletics Coordinator have all been trained in de-escalation strategies to use as needed.
  • The School Counselor, School Psychologist, School Nurse, and Athletics Coordinator all provide crisis response services to students requiring immediate intervention and assistance.