RULER Spotlight Schools

Does your school have RULER success stories they’d like to share with the wider RULER community? If so, we invite you to apply to become a RULER Spotlight School. This program celebrates schools actively paving the way toward more emotionally intelligent communities through RULER. RULER Spotlight Schools engage with the larger RULER community and receive exclusive RULER benefits.

Could Your School Be Our Next RULER Spotlight?

Does your school successfully integrate the RULER principles, skills, and tools into its culture? Are you eager to showcase the commitment of your educators, students, and families towards an “emotions matter” philosophy? If so, we invite you to nominate your school for the RULER Spotlight School program.

What Defines a RULER Spotlight School?

A RULER Spotlight School:

  • Demonstrates how RULER influences how leaders lead, teachers teach, students learn, and families engage
  • Shares data, antidotes, and artifacts that document implementation over time
  • Provides guidance and best practices to other RULER schools working to achieve similar goals on their implementation journey

Apply Today

Application Deadline: May 1, 2024
Spotlight Announcements: June 2024

Why Aim for the Spotlight?

Being a RULER Spotlight offers a chance to:

  • Network and collaborate with Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence staff and fellow RULER Spotlight Schools
  • Serve as an example for schools wishing to observe RULER in action
  • Celebrate and honor your community’s dedication to social and emotional learning

Exclusive Benefits

  • Complimentary one-year access to RULER Online
  • RULER features (website, newsletters, social media channels)
  • An official Spotlight School badge for all your digital branding needs

Local Funding

  • Collaborate on articles with YCEI staff
  • Participate in the “RULER Walk” self-assessment to identify action steps to deepen RULER implementation
  • Present at the annual RULER Implementation Conference

Eager to Shine?

Submit your school’s application!
Application closes on May 1, 2024.

For queries, reach out to Tangular Irby at

RULER is a CASEL SELect program.