Featured Presenter: Natalie Walrond
Natalie A. Walrond, CFA
WestEd, Health & Justice Program
Director of Cross-Sector Initiatives
Director, Center to Improve Social & Emotional Learning and School Safety
Ms. Walrond serves as director of the National Center to Improve Social & Emotional Learning and School Safety housed at WestEd. In this role she works nationally to build state and local capacity to integrate evidence-based approaches to social and emotional development and school safety with academic teaching and learning.
She brings expertise in a range of whole child initiatives such as trauma informed practices, as well as implementing data-driven cycles of instructional improvement. As WestEd’s Director of Cross-Sector Initiatives, Ms. Walrond helps develop bodies of work that invite partnership across social sectors to strengthen children, families, and communities.
Resources for Regional Meetings
- Education Dive Article by Naaz Modan, Published April 27, 2020
Pandemic-induced Trauma, Stress Leading to 'Uptick' in SEL Need