Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

Connecting Community

Resilient Kids, Safer Schools

Students do better when they feel protected and supported in the classroom. SEL has been proven to improve students’ academic performance by prioritizing communication, empathy and problem solving.

Building on principles and practices already used in our Pre-K programs, teachers from 3K – 5th grade will receive training and materials to help students grow their emotional and social skills.

School Counselor

Dear Parents and Guardians,

My name is Darline Joseph and I would like to introduce myself to you as the School Counselor at P.S. 203, The Floyd Bennett School. This year marks my ninth year servicing the students, their families, the administration, and staff at P.S. 203. I am overjoyed to continue on the journey at P.S. 203. I am thrilled to continue supporting the school and help our students reach their full potential academically and social-emotionally, becoming contributing citizen of society.

As the school counselor, I have the privilege to provide support to every student at P.S. 203. Support provided can be therapeutic, but the role of the counselor is not to diagnose. I am able to provide support to help students overcome acute issues having an impact on their school performance. I will be meeting with students individually and in small groups daily. I also plan to collaborate and work as a team with our families, staff, and to organize school wide events, such as Respect for All Week, to benefit and meet the needs of our P.S. 203’s community.

I have gained valuable experience supporting our students and counseling their families on academic, social-emotional and career related issues due to my previous employment as a Parent Coordinator at P.S. 203. I am committed to helping all the students reach the expectations set forth for them and achieve all goals. My hope is that we will work together to continue making P.S. 203 the best learning environment possible to support each student.


Darline Joseph
School Counselor

Restorative Practices

Restorative Practices: Focus on Healing Rather Than Punishment