McCord, A. (2018, August 29). For This Student, Learning to Manage Emotions Leads to a Breakthrough. Retrieved January 16, 2019

Dr. Meria J. Carstarphen, Superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools, is authoring a series of blogs on the impact of social emotional learning (SEL) in an urban public school system. This month, she spoke with Amonte McCord, a former student at Forrest Hills Academy, the district’s alternative school, about her experience with the district’s SEL initiatives. Amonte has since transferred to a traditional high school, Frederick Douglass High School

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