Name: Janette Loftis
School: IDEA San Benito College Prep
District: IDEA Public Schools
“Social Emotional Learning is important because it encompasses the whole child. From skills to overcome intense emotions, to managing anger or reevaluating a situation, scholars’ self-awareness increases, and in addition, their positive behaviors increase inside and outside the classroom. I truly feel if scholars are participating in social emotional learning, they become better equipped to navigate the pressures of adult life.”
Janette Loftis is a counselor at IDEA San Benito charter school. She spends her time and relaxes with her family in San Benito and keeps healthy by regularly working out.