National Experts to headline Aperture Education’s Social and Emotional Learning Summit November 3, 2022

Virtual professional development event features keynote speakers Scarlett Lewis and Kamilah Drummond-Forrester

Charlotte N.C. (October 13, 2022) — Social and emotional learning (SEL) experts Scarlett Lewis, founder of the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement, and SEL consultant Kamilah Drummond-Forrester, will provide keynote addresses at Aperture Education’s 2022 SEL Vision Summit. The event takes place online from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Nov. 3, 2022. To register, visit .  

The virtual professional development event brings together teachers, school and district leaders, school counselors, out-of-school time providers, and industry experts to share how foundational SEL creates a legacy for students to succeed. 

“Our SEL Vision Summit is a great opportunity for anyone who is championing social and emotional learning in their own schools and districts to learn new strategies, and gain actionable practices,” said Jessica Adamson, CEO of Aperture Education. “We’re excited to feature Scarlett Lewis, Kamilah Drummond-Forrester, and other top experts and speakers from around the world to share their insights and inspiring stories.”

About the keynote speakers:

Scarlett Lewis, founder of the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement, will discuss the global nonprofit organization she created to cultivate a culture of love, resilience, and connection in schools, homes and communities. She will share with participants how to integrate social-emotional practices in their daily lives and in classrooms through understanding and practicing the transformative Choose Love Formula (Courage + Gratitude + Forgiveness + Compassion-in-Action). Participants will be empowered to take a proactive hands-on approach to transforming their classrooms, homes and communities into positive learning environments to effectively support the needs of their students.

Kamilah Drummond-Forrester is a speaker, consultant and workshop presenter on topics such as social and emotional learning, educational equity, anti-racism and self-care. She is the founder and principal consultant at KDRUMM Consulting LLC, former director of Open Circle, board member of SEL4MA and the SEL Providers Association, and a trained leader with the National SEED Project. Drummond-Forrester’s session will discuss the need to be intentional about how to implement and facilitate SEL in a way that supports wholeness, bridge building and belonging for all. She will walk participants through where we've been and how to collectively build an SEL legacy that affirms, inspires and heals.

In addition to the keynote speakers, the Summit includes a plenary session with Molly Gosline, founder and lead consultant of SEL School Consulting and director of SEL4IL, and 20 unique sessions divided into four topic strands: Differentiated Techniques to Support your SEL Program, Creating Legacy Leaders, Building Social Emotional Learning Communities, and Mapping SEL to District Initiatives.

The SEL Vision Summit is one of many ways Aperture supports educators, administrators, parents, and out-of-school time programs in promoting SEL in classrooms and at home. The company also offers the EdSERT professional development program for teachers, hosts webinars throughout the year, and offers free downloadable resources for educators and families. To learn more about Aperture Education, visit

About Aperture Education 

Aperture Education has empowered over 7,000 schools and out-of-school time programs across North America to measure, strengthen, and support social and emotional competence in K-12 youth and educators. The Aperture System includes the DESSA suite of strength-based assessments, CASEL™-aligned intervention strategies, and robust reporting, all in one easy-to-use digital platform. This system enables education leaders to make strategic, data-based decisions about SEL within their organizations. Aperture has supported more than two million students in their social and emotional growth and continues to develop innovative solutions to bring the whole child into focus. To learn more, visit