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Transforming the Future: Evolving from School Social Work to Leadership, Expanding Influence Beyond Caseloads (Non-CEU Version)

Started Jun 7, 2024

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Full course description


This presentation will focus on thinking outside of the box as a school social worker, Catherine’s path from starting as a school social worker to becoming a district-wide social emotional learning specialist/behavior manager, and utilizing social work skills to broaden our impact to enhance the future for children, adults and families through social emotional learning. 


  1. Understand the role of social work skills and principles in the context of educational leadership/administration
  2. Reflect on personal growth, professional development, and the broader impact on wellbeing of students and community
  3. Develop leadership competencies and skills within tier 1 social emotional learning for students and adults

Registration and CEU Information

  • This listing is for those not needing CEUs
  • Please see the CEU version if you do need CEUs
  • The live webinar will be held June 7, 2024, from 12:00 - 1:30pm
  • Once registered, you will be able to access the course site to complete the Zoom registration to receive the link for the webinar.

Presenter: Catherine Murray 

Catherine Murray serves as the Social Emotional Learning Specialist/Behavior Manager in Batavia Public School District 101, an EC-12 public school district located in Batavia, Illinois. With a wealth of expertise, Catherine is dedicated to constructing robust systems of support, refining tier 1 social-emotional learning frameworks, delivering impactful professional development, and employing her clinical acumen to foster genuine connections with students, families, and staff members alike. Recognized as a CASEL Fellow in 2021, Catherine draws upon her extensive background as a school social worker, building-level administrator, and now district-office leader to amplify student voices and facilitate holistic learning experiences for all members of her current educational community.