Meet the Makers
With its launch just around the corner, check in with some of the experts who built the new middle school program in this four-part series. Step into our offices:
Meet Brian Smith, Senior Research Scientist, whose mission is to translate the latest developmental research into an SEL program that helps students succeed socially, emotionally, and academically.
Meet Rachel Kamb, Product Manager, whose team undertook two years of field-testing and fine-tuning to ensure the program is engaging, relevant, and effective with early adolescents.
Meet Matt Pearsall, Program Developer, whose focus on the real-world, day-to-day lives of middle school educators ensured a program with the flexibility and resources they need to build a connected culture.
Meet Joan Duffell, Executive Director, whose vision of fostering the safety and well-being of children through SEL inspired a new program that is the right investment for today’s middle schools.