Name: Joelisse Galarza
Role: Director of Mental Health and SEL
District: IDEA Public Schools
Joelisse Galarza is a licensed clinical Social Worker in Texas working for IDEA Public Schools. Her passion is in supporting students and families retrieve equitable access to mental health supports within the school setting and their community.
Social Emotional Learning is important to me as it provides students and families with critical skills to ensure their development not only in school but in addition with their life beyond the educational setting.