Meet the Team

Social Emotional Learning for Illinois (SEL4IL)

We are a group of committed Illinois-based SEL providers who work for schools, associations, universities and nonprofits that care deeply about introducing social-emotional learning (SEL) into our schools and communities as a long-term education plan to improve academics by empowering our educators with tools to build pro-social skills among our students to help them become better learners in their schools and citizens of their communities.

By teaching and practicing SEL skills in our schools, we will:

  • Increase academic achievement (up 11% universally and 17% for at-risk students).
  • Work to improve students’ non-academic experiences in schools including fostering positive relationships among their peers and teachers.
  • Reduce the staggering human and financial costs caused by violence, addiction and other social maladies (social-emotional learning skills up 22% and for every one dollar invested in effective SEL, the return is $11 (SEL to Reduce Cost)).

The purpose of the Alliance is to educate administrators, teachers, students and community members about the power of building pro-social skills through social emotional learning in curriculum, instruction, and assessment practices in school communities from pre-K to 12.


Molly Gosline, Ed.M., M.A


Molly is the Coordinator of Social Emotional Learning at Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois where she works within the professional learning community to build an SEL culture. She is the Executive Director of SEL4IL and the founder of SEL School Consulting. Molly earned an Ed.M. in the risk & prevention division of the human development and psychology program from The Harvard Graduate School of Education and is currently a doctoral student in the Mid-Career Education Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania.

Patricia A. Martin, MS.Ed.P


Patricia A Martin, MS.Ed.,has been a school counselor at Adlai E Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire Illinois for the past 25 years.  A previous Assistant Director of Student Services, Patty serves as a member of the Student Services Core Team responsible for developing suicide prevention strategies, pro-social learning opportunities, and at-risk interventions for high school students. She has worked on various district-wide initiatives including Equity, Race and Diversity; Technology, Response to Intervention, Literacy, and Mindfulness. Ms. Martin has led out the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) efforts at Stevenson High School for the past 12 years. She currently works with the SEL Coordinator to design professional development for teacher leaders. Patty Martin earned her MS.Ed in Counseling and her MS.Ed. in Educational Leadership at Northern Illinois University.