Social-Emotional Learning

Are you interested in participating in the SEL parent advisory council meetings? Our meetings are scheduled for every other month and you are welcome to attend a morning, afternoon, or evening session. Upcoming meetings will be in the Activity Room at Ashland Middle School on October 10 from 6:30-7:30PM, October 15 from 9:30-10:30AM, and October 16 from 3:30-4:30PM. Please feel free to join us or email me ( if you’d like more information. 

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Photo of Jennifer Cutler, Director of Counseling and Social-Emotional Learning for Ashland MA Public Schools
 My name is Jen Cutler and I am the Director of Counseling & Social-Emotional Learning for the Ashland Public Schools. 

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. 

In the Ashland Public Schools, we are committed to cultivating both the academic and social-emotional growth of each student to help them develop into self-motivated, resilient, life-long learners. In order to accomplish this it is essential for families and schools to work together to address the social-emotional development of each student. 

Please visit the Family SEL website to learn more about how we are addressing SEL as a district and access resources that you can use at home. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, ideas or concerns that I can help to address.    ~ Jen

Contact Information

Jennifer Cutler

Director of Counseling &
Social-Emotional Learning

87 W. Union Street
Ashland, MA 01721

 ph: 508-532-4015

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