ImplementationOur Implementation team is committed to increasing fidelity and sustainability so that children gain maximum benefit from our programs. Drawing upon decades of experience in the SEL and education fields, our specialists work closely with district and school leaders to identify and address common barriers through implementation planning, consultation, implementation resource development, and building capacity among district SEL leaders throughout the country. Join our growing team! Visit our Careers page to learn about our current openings. Juliet Kandel Implementation and Training Manager × Juliet Kandel Implementation and Training Manager Juliet has worked in the field of social-emotional learning (SEL), violence, and substance abuse prevention since 1989 and began working at Committee for Children in 2003. She was formerly a prevention coordinator for a small school district in Ohio. At Committee for Children, she supports systemic Second Step implementations across the country through consultation, implementation-tool development, strategic partnerships, and professional development projects, such as our Second Step Leadership Institute. Juliet is committed to discovering and supporting what adults need in order for children to get the greatest benefit from SEL instruction. Juliet attended the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, and received a bachelor of arts in linguistics and communication disorders. Casey Escola, MA Implementation Specialist × Casey Escola, MA Implementation Specialist When Casey Escola was working on her master’s thesis, she wrote about the importance of teaching empathy at critical stages of childhood—and referenced Committee for Children’s work in her research. So it’s only fitting that she joined CFC as an implementation specialist in 2018. In her role, she attends national conferences, coordinates local and regional partnerships, and meets with district and school leaders to build creative implementation strategies for CFC’s social-emotional learning (SEL) program, Second Step. Casey believes her own SEL superpower is empathy. “I love hearing other people’s perspectives and stories and imagining life through their lens,” she says. “I often can feel what another person is feeling and hope that my empathy skills can make others feel seen, appreciated, and understood.” Casey earned her bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology from the University of Washington and her master’s degree in sociology of education from New York University.