Amy Gregoire, Social and Emotional Coach
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Hi! My name is Amy Gregoire (Ms. G), and I have been with Nellie Stone Johnson since the Fall of 2016!
 
I am from Minneapolis, and I come to NSJ with more than eighteen years of working with families and children with mental health needs. I started my career being part of the team of opening the first Crisis Intervention with Stabilization unit in a hospital setting at the University of Minnesota Children's Hospital. Being a part of this experience has given me a profound aspect of children and families with mental health needs. I then received my Licenser-Masters in Emotional Behavioral Disorders from St Thomas University. After receiving this degree, I took my experience and work at a Mental Health Practitioner for children and families at Nystrom and Associates. From this experience, I was able to gain full access to children's mental health and to how to work through the barriers of children's mental health.
 
I could not be more excited to work with our students and staff at NSJ as the Social and Emotional Coach. I am offering school-wide social skills groups, breathing techniques, a school-wide positive approach, and support our families and community.
 
Lastly, our school is committed to ensuring that all students at NSJ will not only have strong academic skills. But also, with the skills necessary to foster resiliency through our social and emotional education. I am passionate about your kids, and its an honor to work for them every day. 
Please feel free to contact me with any further questions. I am proud to work with your kids!
 
Amy.Gregoire@mpls.k12.mn.us
 
Nellie Stone Johnson recognizes that teaching SEL skills can help increase student's self-awareness, impulse control, and boost attendance rates. Which then can help each student make positive and responsible decisions in and outside of the classroom. When combined with effective academic instruction, SEL can help all students have a positive and well-rounded educational experience. In addition to the positive impact of learning social skills. Students who participate in our SEL learning develop a stronger sense of belonging to a social group and a more positive attitude about school. Allowing our students to become young leaders within themselves, they learn how to respond well to positive reinforcements and leadership roles.