Mar 3, 2023
Leveraging SEL To Increase School Attendance - Sharon Bradley
Today our guest is Sharon Bradley, Founder and Principal Consultant of Restorative Flow Educational Solutions. We talk to Sharon about the need to create schools where kids want to be vs have to be, and how we can leverage SEL to do this. She reminds us of the collective responsibility that we all share to help create this healthy school culture, and shares some practical ways that we can proactively start to connect with students.
To learn more:
* Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
* Website: www.restorativefloeducationalsolutions.com
* Chronic Absenteeism Guide: https://www.nprinc.com/chronic-absenteeism
Sharon Bradley serves as Director of Family and Social Services for the Plano Independent School District where she has helped shape the district’s approach to social and emotional development and truancy prevention for all students. Throughout her 22 years in education, she has served as director, alternative high school principal, assistant principal, dropout prevention program coordinator, general education teacher, and special education teacher. In her current role, she supports programs such as: Truancy prevention, SEL, Restorative Practices, Parent Education and Engagement. Sharon Bradley has recently been recognized by Education-First "SEL in Action" and D CEO Magazine for her innovative efforts of leveraging SEL to help decrease chronic absenteeism. Sharon is the author of the reference guide "Chronic Absenteeism: Prevention and Intervention Strategies for Schools, Families and Communities".
She is a graduate of Mississippi State University where she earned her bachelor's degree in Special Education; and her master's degree in Educational Administration from Prairie View A & M University.