What's New with SEL

Update for Parents and Community Members
North Andover Schools Share Our Vision For Social Emotional Learning

“RESPECTfully” Campaign Launched 
At the beginning of June 2019, under the leadership of Lt. Governor Polito, a statewide public awareness and prevention campaign launched, “RESPECTfully”, to promote healthy relationships to young people in order to prevent sexual assault and domestic violence. The campaign stems from the work of the Governor’s Council to Address Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence and targets youth ages 12-18. Get resources and learn more here: https://www.mass.gov/respectfully
SEL Vision Statement
North Andover's social emotional learning vision is to implement a district wide framework (MTSS) that supports the social, emotional and behavioral health needs of ALL students to improve academic outcomes resulting in a positive school culture and climate.

What is Social Emotional Learning?

"Social and emotional learning is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions." - CASEL

5 Core Competencies Taught Across Diverse Settings

CASEL's widely used Framework for Systemic Social and Emotional Learning identifies five core competencies that educate hearts, inspire minds, and help people navigate the world more effectively.

Just as important as the SEL competencies are the contexts for teaching them, the overall educational environment. SEL is not a single program or teaching method. It involves coordinated strategies across classrooms, schools, homes and communities, and districts.


Nikki Murphy, Ed.S, LICSW, MSW
Dir.of Social & Emotional Learning

 Contact Info 

North Andover Public Schools
566 Main Street
North Andover, MA 01845
978-794-1503 - Main Number

Counseling Staff

Early Childhood Center

Adjustment Counselor

Kristen Perrotti

Elementary Schools

Guidance and Adjustment Counselors

Atkinson - Susie Connolly

Kittredge - Karla Dulin

Thomson - Stacy Foster

Franklin - Amanda Kelly

Sargent - Jillian Connally   

SEL Program Therapist

Thomson - Shauna Levin Kittredge - Veronica Rogers


Lauren Donovan

Mikaela Imbrogna

Kerry Lombardo

Middle School

Guidance and Adjustment Counselors

Jim Gosselin

Georgia Chute

Julia Faucher

SEL Program Therapist

Laura Stevens Michelle O’Leary

School Psychologists

Lindsey Chatterton

High School

SEL Program Therapist

Thomas DiStefano

Guidance & Adjustment Counselors

Steve Nugent, Dir. of Guidance Allison Callaruso Sara Coles Megan Francis

Katie Hebert Sarah Hickey

Megan Pinksten

Kaitlin Rogato

School Psychologist

Gina-Marie Bonanno


Behavior Analyst

Lisa Barinotto, BCBA Kenneth McDowell, BCBA