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Wylie Way SEL

Wylie ISD’s commitment to excellence does not just begin and end in academic success for all students. As a district, we will foster social and emotional health that builds positive relationships and encourages responsible decision-making.

Through the Wylie Way, we foster these competencies, because we know our commitment to excellence does not just begin and end in academic success for all students. We are committed to supporting our students’ social and emotional development through meaningful, engaging lessons and a culture of core values for the whole community.

What is SEL?

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 (CASEL 2019).

As part of our SEL program, we periodically conduct student surveys as we value students’ self-assessment and perspective: 

  • Panorama Student Surveys (given in October and in April)

Our Wylie Way movement and social-emotional (SEL) learning support staff and students so they may flourish in these five competencies:

The Wylie Way Movement


Being able to stay in control and persevere through challenges.


Understanding, empathizing, and communicating with others.

Relationship Skills

Being able to work in teams and resolve conflict.

Responsible Decision-Making

Being able to make ethical and safe decisions.


Knowing your strengths and limitations.

Meet The Team

Rachel Pakebusch

Rachel is the Social Emotional Learning Specialist for Wylie ISD. For more information on SEL: our Wylie Ways, please contact Rachel at rachel.pakebusch@wylieisd.net.


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