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The hit streaming comedy, Ted Lasso, offers remarkable insight into what it means to lead a team effectively while prioritizing the mental health of both the team and the leaders.  In this Administrator Academy, participants will work through CASEL’s Adult SEL Competencies through the lens of ‘the Lasso Way’ and the show’s top leadership lessons.  They will also assess and reflect on their own situations, creating an SEL-informed leadership mindset and a draft for moving their school or district forward with SEL-related programming.



Matt Weld, Area 5 SEL Coach

Matt has taught 7th-grade science and ELA, been a junior high Assistant Principal, a K-8 Technology Coach, and is currently the Area 5 SEL Coach and Director of Learning Technologies. He’s also a Google Certified Trainer, Registered Yoga Teacher, and IL Master Gardener. His passions include helping people realize their potential, making things, reading, plants, and the outdoors.


Dr. Ryan Wamser, Area 5 SEL Grant Director

Ryan has taught Physical Education, high school drivers education/health, been a high school Assistant Principal, an elementary principal, assistant Regional Superintendent, and a district Superintendent. He is currently the Director of School Improvement for ROE #40 as well as the Director of the Area 5 SEL Hub.