What about Shipley’s SEED (Social, Emotional, & Ethical Development) Program? Will Positive Education replace it?
No! Positive Education at Shipley is, in so many ways, the natural next step in the development of our SEED program. Led by the Director of Positive Education & Student Support, Dr. Sharron Russell, and a group of other PK -12 colleagues, SEED has been at the heart of our efforts to support our students both as learners and as people. As you might recall, enhancing our successful SEED program was a key component of the Strategic Plan adopted by the Board of Trustees last year. Knowing that SEED is integral to achieving our goal of Educational Excellence, we are committed to advancing our position as a recognized leader in social, emotional, and ethical development so each of our students continues to be uniquely prepared for success in college and in life. There is no rigid Positive Education teaching method; rather it is a community-wide approach to developing life skills to improve well-being for ourselves, our students, and ultimately strengthening everything we already do at Shipley, including SEED.