Stony Creek


Shaffer Elementary Schools

The position of Social Emotional Learning Specialists in Jefferson County Public Schools is a direct result of the passing of the Mill Levy 5A and 5B in 2018. Because of the funds made available through this tax increase, every elementary school in Jeffco is able to have a .5 (half time) Social Emotional Learning Specialist to support Jeffco kids. Thank you, Jeffco Community!

SEL in Jeffco

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children gain and apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to deal effectively with daily tasks and challenges.

Jeffco Public Schools has adopted the five core components of social and emotional learning outlined by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL).



Social Awareness

Relationship Skills

Responsible Decision Making (CASEL, 2017)

SEL takes place within the context of safe and supportive school, family, and community environments that aids children’s development and provides opportunities and recognition for successfully applying these skills.

To learn more about SEL in Jeffco and the research supporting the importance of SEL click HERE.