Supporting our Students through COVID-19 and Beyond

Senate President Karen Spilka hosted a virtual forum for parents and educators as a part of her MetroWest Kids Initiative to promote the benefits of social-emotional learning during this challenging time. Members of our Rennie Center team presented on how schools and communities can support students’ health and well-being during COVID-19 and in the years to come. And representatives from Framingham, Natick, and Methuen Public Schools shared strategies for supporting students' social-emotional well-being and helping students heal from trauma.




Senate President Karen E. Spilka

Katie Brown
Transition Coordinator, Office of Student Services, Natick High School

John Crocker
Director of School Mental Health and Behavioral Services, Methuen Public Schools

Annelise Eaton
Research Director, Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy
Tiffany Lillie
Director of Community Resource Development, Framingham Public Schools
Sophie Zamarripa
Associate, Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy