A Holistic Approach to SEL: Partnering with Families

How can we utilize resources in the PurposeFull People Toolkit to bring families into the work of Social Emotional Learning? We know families are a key ingredient to the work we do, so join us as we provide tools to bring them this important work.

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Rachael Wilcox


Rachael Wilcox is the director of Social-Emotional Learning in the School District of Washington. She is committed to creating cultures that educate the whole child by weaving character education and social emotional learning across all instruction and professional development.

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Emily Rose


Emily Rose is CharacterStrong's Elementary Specialist. She worked as a School Counselor for 7 years, 6 of which were at a school recognized as a National School of Character. She was recognized for her student-led podcast and newscast.

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Julie Hinshaw


Julie Hinshaw is CharacterStrong’s Director of Elementary Education, where she oversees the creation and improvement of the PurposeFull People curriculum. She has over 15 years of experience in education and holds a M.Ed. in Administration. She served as a classroom teacher in grades 3-8, led her middle school campus to be recognized as a National School of Character, and was recognized as her district’s Teacher of the Year. Julie also worked for 2 years as a district-level social-emotional learning coordinator, supporting 10 campuses in their whole-child programming and leading professional development. Julie has been presenting on character development at the district, state, and national level for over 5 years. Her passion is rooted in using education as a vehicle to make the world a better, kinder place!

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