My experience with Restorative Justice comes from training I received with Dr. Tom Cavanagh. I have completed his training and have had numerous conversations with him in regard to Restorative Justice and its implementation in schools. My focus is to provide districts with a four day training which is designed to develop an actual ”Culture of Care” over a three year period.
My experience covers all aspects of the Restorative Justice Principles. First, the importance of understanding the principles of Restorative justice, second, how to develop all relationships within a school, third, the development of ”Community Circles”, next the skills to use restorative interventions both with individuals and small groups, how to effectively conduct a Tier 3 conference, and last the process and procedures for developing a ”Three Year Plan”.
In addition to my training with Dr. Tom Cavanagh I have worked with the Randolph Academy with actual circles in Tier I, Tier II, and Tier III.
Areas of Interest and Service
I am available to provide districts with overviews of the restorative justice process and on-site consulting upon request.
I also have designed an assessment form (micro-credentials) for each Tier. These online assessment forms can be used by districts to determine how well teachers understand, and are how effectively they use the Restorative Justice Principles.
I am a retired principal after 35 years so I am very familiar with the traditional consequences that are used in public schools. I have also been a trainer for 25 years in instructional skill development, classroom management, conflict resolution, and now restorative justice. I feel that my administrative background in public schools strengthens my credibility for the Restorative Justice Principles and how they are far more effective than the traditional discipline procedures.