Social-Emotional Learning

Last Updated: 10/13/2020 7:16 PM


Counselor and Child Study Team Contacts:


Edward V. Walton Early Childhood Center School

  • Christine Saliceti, School Counselor x2001
  • Stacy Weiss, School Psychologist x2457
  • Kristen Nardiello, District Social Worker x5337

James Caldwell / Thelma L. Sandmeier Elementary Schools

  • Marnie Zambolla, School Counselor x4026
  • Christina Marchese, School Counselor x3039
  • Renee Altman, School Psychologist x1426
  • Kristen Nardiello, District Social Worker x5337


Florence M. Gaudineer Middle School / Jonathan Dayton High School

  • Lillian Chou, School Counselor x1238
  • Virginia Olive, School Counselor x1237
  • Darlene Hill, School Counselor x5247
  • Jackie Ritter, School Counselor x5334
  • Anthony Vecchione, School Counselor x5336
  • Maria Sista, Student Assistance Counselor (SAC) x5297
  • Regine Rousso, School Psychologist x5323
  • Kristen Nardiello, District Social Worker x5337


Social-Emotional Learning Resources has created a page of free resources for families to use to further connect and strengthen our mental health during this time.




Mindful Books

  1.  I Can Do Hard Things: Mindful Affirmations for Kids by I Can Do Hard Things: Mindful Affirmations for Kids
  2.  Positive Affirmations Coloring Book For Kids by Affirmation for Kids
  3.  Find Your Happy!: A Kid’s Self Love Book by Patricia May
  4.  Positive Me!: A Kids’ Guide to Self-Compassion by Madelyn Hornstein

Keeping Calm Books

  1. Positive Ninja: A Children’s Book About Mindfulness and Managing Negative Emotions and Feelings by Mary Nhin and Jelena Stupar
  2. Breathe Like a Bear: 30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere by Kira Willey and Anni Betts
  3. Little Monkey Calms Down (Hello Genius) by Michael Dahl and Oriol Vidal
  4.  I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness by Susan Verde and Peter H. Reynolds


Broadway Musicals Online


Leadership Lessons for Home


Videos defining the five SEL competencies:



Suicide Prenvention lifeline 1-800-372-8255


we are here to help 888-222-2228



This crisis text service enables students to reach out without having to physically speak to someone.

Crisis Text Line - text hello to 741741


Perform Care (24/7 availability).  1-877-652-7624

Contact Us
Springfield Public Schools
139 Mountain Avenue
Springfield, NJ 07081
Phone: 973-376-1025