NTC Founder and CEO Ellen Moir was recently named as a recipient of the 2015 Mary Utne O’Brien Awards for Excellence in Expanding the Evidence-based Practice of Social and Emotional Learning. The awards are annually granted in memory of Mary Utne O'Brien, a key leader of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), who passed away in 2010 after a battle with cancer. To honor Mary’s work, the CASEL board of directors established these awards for those focused on expanding evidence-based social and emotional learning practice.
Ellen is joined by fellow awardee James P. Cormer, a professor of child psychiatry at Yale University since 1975 and a 2014 appointee of President Obama's Commission on Education Excellence for African Americans.
CASEL is the nation’s leading organization advancing the development of academic, social and emotional competence for all students. CASEL's mission is to help make evidence-based social and emotional learning (SEL) an integral part of education from preschool through high school. Through research, practice and policy, CASEL collaborates to ensure all students become knowledgeable, responsible, caring and contributing members of society.