As a Project Director for CASEL, Jennifer Axelrod focuses on the integration of services for children at-risk for social, emotional, and academic difficulties through the implementation of universal classroom-based SEL programming. She provides consultation and technical assistance to schools that collaborate with CASEL. Jennifer also works to create linkages to the school mental health professional community by integrating education and mental health pre-service and in-service professional development for teachers and school mental health staff.
Jennifer received her undergraduate degree from Williams College, her master's in school psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her doctorate in school psychology from the University of Georgia. Prior to joining CASEL, she was an assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Associate Director of the Center for School Mental Health Assistance (CSMHA). In addition to her research interests in social and emotional learning and school mental health, Jennifer is a licensed psychologist and a nationally certified school psychologist.