TAMPA, Fla. (February 9, 2021) – Raising Empathy — a social and emotional learning (SEL) consultancy partnering with schools, families, and educational organizations begins its new business today. Specializing in identifying and executing sustainable, impactful, and cost-effective ways to nurture children’s social and emotional skills, Shea Quraishi, Ed.D., is the Principal owner, bringing over a decade of experience and education on the subject. Dr. Quraishi will primarily serve Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Sarasota counties.
Research shows that SEL can produce short-term gains in academics, interpersonal skills, and pro-social behaviors, as well as reduced behavior problems. Long-term gains include improved educational achievement, employment, and mental health.
The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) defines SEL as “the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions.”
Dr. Quraishi, an SEL expert who has spoken at conferences throughout the U.S., has extensive experience working with educational leaders to plan and execute SEL strategies, programs, and professional development with a focus on sustainability and equity.
“Raising Empathy has been crafted with care to meet an authentic need,” said Dr. Quraishi. “Helping educators, parents, and families understand the concepts of SEL and how to apply them at school and home is deeply rewarding because the skills of emotional intelligence are crucial to the success of children in school and in life.”
As a former classroom teacher, teacher mentor, and SEL non-profit executive, Dr. Quraishi has worked with more than 40 organizations and schools to develop parent and educator seminars and workshops on topics related to SEL, including talking with children about difficult topics, setting healthy boundaries for screen time and social media, cultivating social consciousness from an early age, understanding and navigating child/teen anxiety, embedding SEL in academics, addressing implicit bias through SEL, and more.
Dr. Quraishi began her career in education as a classroom teacher in 2011. She earned a master’s in education at Stanford University and a doctorate in educational leadership and policy with certification in program evaluation from Florida State University.
About Raising Empathy, LLC
Raising Empathy is a social and emotional learning (SEL) consultancy that partners with schools, families, and educational organizations to identify and execute sustainable, impactful, and cost-effective ways to nurture children’s social and emotional skills. Raising Empathy was founded in 2021 by Dr. Shea Quraishi. To learn more, visit raisingempathy.com.