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Summer 2022


The following school improvement plan is about implementing a Social Emotional Learning curriculum at Saint Cecilia School in Ames Iowa. Saint Cecilia is a private preschool through sixth grade elementary school. At the time of this school improvement plan Saint Cecilia did not have a Social Emotional Learning curriculum that was used universally. Students exhibiting behavior problems was increasing at the school each year. The school improvement plan was developed using research from the DeWitt Library at Northwestern College in Orange City Iowa. The researcher discovered that the best Social Emotional Learning program for Saint Cecilia is PATHS. PATHS is a Social Emotional Learning Program for prek to sixth grade students. PATHS is one of the most studied programs and the results indicate that students’ performance is SEL improves after receiving instruction in PATHS.

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