RULER Spotlight Schools

Does your school have RULER success stories 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 the 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 to an “emotions matter” mindset? If so, we invite you to apply 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, anecdotes, 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

Applications have Closed.  

2025 Spotlight Schools will be
Announced in June.

Why Aim for the Spotlight?

Being a RULER Spotlight offers a chance to:

  • Celebrate and honor your community’s dedication to social and emotional learning
  • Receive a complimentary RULER subscription (1 year) 
  • Network and collaborate with Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence (YCEI) staff and fellow RULER Spotlight Schools 
  • Elevate your voice by contributing to RULER resources under development   
  • Host a RULER Open House to showcase your school’s successes and be a model for other schools 
  • Share RULER strategies and best practices with other RULER schools through the RULER Implementation Conference and implementation webinars

Eager to Shine?

Applications have Closed.
2025 Spotlight Schools will be Announced in June. 

For queries, reach out to Tangular Irby at

RULER is a CASEL SELect program.

Are you looking to train new RULER implementation team members at your school during the 2024-25 school year? Applications for our upcoming RULER Training Institutes are now open.

 Join us online (October 7-November 15) or in person (October 14-15) this fall!