Jo Salazar works on the Supportive School Communities Project coaching school-based teams in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood through their implementation of schoolwide social and emotional learning. Jo is also involved in the ongoing development of the CASEL Guide to Schoolwide Social and Emotional Learning.
Jo is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and certified school social worker. Most recently she worked as a school climate specialist for the Chicago Public Schools in the Office of Social and Emotional Learning, where she led districtwide professional development sessions to help school teams build Multi-Tiered Systems of Support for social and emotional learning. She earned her master’s degree in school social work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor’s degree in human services from Millikin University.