DR. ROSE PREJEAN-HARRIS
 DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING
ATLANTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS (GA)

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Rose Prejean-Harris is currently the Director of Social Emotional Learning for Atlanta Public Schools. She has 24 years of experience in K-12 education working as a Principal, Assistant Principal, Counselor, and Science Teacher. She is a Louisiana native and received her B.S. in Science Education from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, a M.Ed. in School Counseling from the University of West Georgia and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Mercer University. Dr. Prejean-Harris believes that in order for students to gain access to a challenging curriculum, caring adults who are also self-aware and trained in meeting the needs of diverse learners must also cultivate the skills children need to grow social and emotional competencies. As educators, we are the vessels of hope who pour into students to help build grit, determination, and possibilities of a healthy, happy, and productive life beyond the classroom.