Consulting and
On-Site Professional Development

Members of the IFSEL Team are available to support schools on-site through creative and engaging professional development. We work closely with schools to understand their hopes and needs, co-creating an agenda designed for maximum benefit and impact.

For schools wishing to engage in a comprehensive year-long path of faculty development, consider becoming an IFSEL School.

What We Offer

On-Site Professional Development for your Faculty may include:

  • Presentations and interactive SEL workshops drawing on IFSEL’sbroad Workshop and Lesson Library (see examples below)
  • Design and facilitation of faculty meetings
  • Demonstration lessons and classroom observations
  • Other observation opportunities, including Advisory, community meetings and recess
  • 1:1 or small group coaching (in person or virtual)
  • Consulting on school systems, including schedule, recess and lunch, handbook and policies
  • Parent Education
  • Drop-In Meetings

“The caliber of the content and design was top flight in every possible way. It was rich, varied and substantive and at every turn, you demonstrated a keen understanding of our school culture and how best to meet our needs...I am incredibly impressed with your collective and individual skills. You all work seamlessly together and yet you each have something unique to offer.” 
 —Wendy Reiter, Director of Middle Division Guidance, Life Skills Teacher, Horace Mann School


IFSEL has a comprehensive Workshop and Lesson Library.
Some of the most popular presentations and workshops we offer include:

  • SEL is Fundamental: Research, Rationale, and Inspiration
  • SEL Toolbox: Foundational SEL Practices for Students
  • Peace - Building, Conflict Resolution and Play
  • Emotion Thermometer: Practices for Self-regulation and Resiliency
  • The Power of the Teacher’s SELf
  • Advisory Groups: Insights, Ideas, and Design Principles
  • Influence of Media on Middle and High School Students: SEL Opportunities
  • Open Session

Who We Work With

Since 2009, IFSEL has worked with more than 7,000 educators
from 700 schools across the US and internationally.

Our client list includes:

African Leadership Academy
Alabama City Schools, AL
American School of Doha Dakar
American School in Japan
The Athenian School, CA
Athena Academy, CA
Averroes Academy, CA
Bacich Elementary School, CA
Bertschi School, WA
The Brandeis School of San Francisco, CA
The Branson School, CA
Brawerman Elementary School, CA
The Bush School, WA
The Carey School, CA
Castilleja School, CA
Colorado Academy, CO
Cupertino School District, CA
Dalton School, NY
Eastside Preparatory School, WA
Evergreen School, WA
Fremont School District, CA
San Francisco Friends School, CA
Frontiers Academy, CA
École Maternelle, CA
Galloway School, GA
Gideon Hausner School, CA
Girls Alliance, CA
GirlVentures, CA
Gunn High School, CA
The Hamlin School, CA
Helios School, CA
Horace Mann School,  NY
Imagineerz Camp, CA
International School of the Peninsula 
John Dorr Nature Laboratory, NY
Frank Greene Jr. Middle School,  CA
Keys School, CA
Lake Forest Country Day School, IL
Maret School, DC
Mark Day School, CA
Marin Primary and Middle School CA
Marin Country Day School, CA
Marin Montessori, CA
Marin Mothers Club, CA
Menlo School,  CA
Miami Country Day School, FL
Millennium School, CA
Minnetonka School District, MN
Moorestown Friends School, NJ
Mirman School, CA
NatureBridge CA, WA, DC
Nightingale Bamford School, NY
National Presbyterian School, DC
The Nueva School, CA
North Yarmouth Academy, ME
Oak Hill School, TN
Odyssey School, CA
Open Window School, WA
Palo Alto Unified High School, CA
Pegasus School, CA
The Peninsula School, CA
Peninsula Bridge, CA
Piedmont High School, CA
Poly Prep Country Day School, NY
Proof School, CA
Rowland Hall, UT
San Ramon Valley High School, CA
Shady Hill School, MA
Sacred Heart School, CA
Seattle Country Day School, WA
Stuart Hall School, CA
Stuart School, NJ
Sea Crest School, CA
Science and Arts Academy, IL
Sonoma Country Day School, CA
St Andrews School, TX
St. Joseph’s School, CA
St. Luke’s School, NY
St. Mary’s College High School, CA
St. Paul’s Academy, WA
Town School, CA
Montessori de Terra Linda, CA
University Prep High School, WA
Walden School, CA
Woodland School, CA
Woodside Elementary School, CA

Conference Presentations include:

African Leadership Academy Indaba
Bay Area Teacher Collaborative Workshop
California Association of Independent Schools
Challenge Success, Stanford University
Columbia Teachers College Conference
East Asia Region Conference (EARCOS) – Administrators 2017
Innovative Learning Conferences
Learning and the Brain Conferences
National Association of Independent Schools
Northwest Association of Independent Schools
People of Color Conferences
San Ramon High School TedX Conference
Stanford University Round Table on Technology & SEL in Schools
NWAIS Student Diversity Leadership Retreat 2018
California Teacher Development Collaborative (CATDC)

Contact Us

For more information about opportunities to consult with the Institute, as well as the IFSEL School Initiative, please contact Elizabeth McLeod at

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