Justina Schlund

Senior Director of Content and Field Learning

Justina Schlund leads the translation of CASEL’s learning and expertise into content to deepen and expand SEL knowledge across the education field. She oversees content strategy of all of CASEL publications and platforms in close collaboration with the research, practice, and policy teams.

Prior to joining CASEL, Justina was the executive director of Chicago Public School’s Office of Social and Emotional Learning, where she led districtwide improvement strategies to foster supportive learning environments that promote the social and emotional development of all students. These strategies scaled SEL implementation across more than 430 schools in the district. In her seven years at CPS, Justina’s work also focused on reducing the use of punitive disciplinary practices, resulting in a 76% reduction in out of school suspensions, and launching a districtwide initiative to build organizational commitment to addressing issues of race and equity.

Her previous experience includes education journalism, teaching, early childhood administration, education policy analysis, and teacher preparation in the U.S. and rural China. She holds a bachelor’s in journalism from Northwestern University and a master’s in education policy and management from Harvard.

Justina lives in Dallas with her husband and two young children.