St. Johns


David Barnes
Coordinator of Social Emotional Learning
(904) 547-7732 Ext. 17732

Social and emotional learning curriculum/program used:

Character Counts!, Sanford Harmony


Schools implementing social and emotional education and skills development in the district:

School Level
# of Schools

Delivery Method • One-on-one counseling on social skills • Small group • Classroom Guidance, many on resource schedule • Behavior Specialist • Character Counts! Activities Curriculum Currently Used • Bully Free • Child Safety Matters • Class Dojo • Mind Up • Peek a Pak • Safer, Smarter Kids • Second Step • Sitting Still Like a Frog Mindfulness Exercises for Kids • Stop Bullying Now • The Whole Brain Child • Zones of Regulation • Other miscellaneous sources

Delivery Method • One-on-one counseling on social skills • Small group • Classroom Guidance • Grade level assemblies with deans • Student Council-Peer Mentors • Student Ambassadors • Health class • St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office Presentations • WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) Student Leaders • Guidance Interns • 6th grade camp-2 day middle school orientation program • New student socials • Monthly Character Counts! Breakfasts/Lunches • Bullying Skits in drama classes • Gifted Luncheon • Peer Mediation • PBIS • Behavior Contracts • Community Adult Mentors Curriculum Currently Used • Fresh Start Program • Owl Logs • Practical Magic • Random Acts of Kindness • Red-Ribbon Week • Teen Safety Matters • Why Try-Resilience Education Program • Other miscellaneous sources

Delivery Method • Link Crew Student Leaders • Classroom Guidance • One-on-one counseling on social skills • Grade level assemblies with deans • Support Plan Progress Monitoring • Peer Conflict Resolution Counseling • Social Skills small group



Strategies, practices, and approaches implemented in the district for the following areas along with grade levels implemented:

Resilience-building strategies
• Mentoring programs (All) • Counselors in the courtyard – topics covered in informal setting ( High) • Coping skill small group sessions (Elementary, K-8, Middle) • Sanford Harmony ( Elementary, K-8) • Second Step ( Elementary) • Safety Matters (Elementary, Middle) • Safer Smarter Kids (Elementary, Middle) • Suicide prevention activities such as Out of the Darkness Walk ( High) Pedro Menendez • Small Group Counseling (All) • Classroom Guidance Lessons (All) • Heart Math (All) • WOW Wisdom - Empowerment Club (Middle/High) • Zones of Regulation (Elementary, K-8) • School Transition Assistance (All)

Positive school climate efforts
• Capturing Kids Hearts (Middle) • Positive Behavior Support (Elementary, Middle) • Assemblies (All) • Bully –Free Program (All) • Stop Bullying Now! (All) • Lighthouse Kids (Elementary) • Leader in Me (Elementary) • Rachael’s Promise (Elementary)

Trauma informed practices
• HeartMath (All) • Grief Counseling (All) • Divorce Support (All)

Student-led initiatives
• Link Crew (High) • WEB (Middle) • Peer Counseling (Middle)

Character education
• Character Counts! (All) • Builders’ Club (Middle) Murray • Girls Empowerment Lunches (Middle) Murray, Sebastian

Restorative practices Tier 1 approaches
• Restorative Justice (Middle) Gamble Rogers

• Mental Health curriculum in HOPE ( High) • Professional Development: YMHFA , Suicide Prevention, (All) Crisis Response


Return to Map