Seneca's Unconditional Education (UE) Team at Michelle Obama School is meant to provide student support, mental health & social-emotional interventions for students, and support school staff with resources and training to creating a lasting system of positive behavioral interventions and supports. As part of Michelle Obama School & Seneca's "Collaborative Model" pilot, a clinical intervention specialist, behavioral support specialist, and a student support assistant, are on campus to specifically support K-1 students and classrooms. The Unconditional Education coach focuses on support grades 2-6 with work around campus climate and culture, parent engagement, and the design of behavioral and social-emotional interventions for students. The goal of the UE and collaborative models is to help Michelle Obama School's staff and families create a campus where everyone is welcome, students and teachers have skills and tools to maintain a positive climate, and to ensure these things are sustainable.
Seneca helps to facilitate Michelle Obama School's "Culture & Climate" team, which will create a variety of supports, policies, and practices for all students, informed by students, parents, and staff. Each year, the UE Coach and Culture & Climate team utilize an "Annual Implementation Plan" to set goals and track the impact of their work on the campus. Seneca staff work directly with Michelle Obama School's mental health and psychological service providers, full-inclusion and special education instructors, and all external partners providing programs and support.