Community Conversation

Ruth Ann was a Teach For America corps member who taught for three years in Jackson, MS before moving to Birmingham where she taught fourth grade at Oliver Elementary. During her time in the classroom, she quickly became passionate about social emotional learning. In 2016, she joined the staff at Teach For America – Alabama, where she coaches teachers across the state. Ruth Ann holds a Master’s degree in Education Policy and serves on the board of directors at Alaquest Collaborative for Education.

Alain de Botton says, "If school curriculum was shaped by contribution to future happiness, at least half would be on relationships." Social emotional learning is growing in popularity across the country. Birmingham City Schools is no exception. What is social emotional learning? Why is it important? What can it look like in a tutoring relationship? Let's chat about that and more over lunch.

This is a free event for the community. All are welcome!

What: Social Emotional Learning

When: Tuesday, January 22nd 11:30AM-12:30PM

Where: Independent Presbyterian Church, 3100 Highland Ave South

What to Bring: Bring a lunch. Drinks and dessert will be provided.

Let us know if we should save you a seat!