Robin L. McNair, M.Ed.

 Works / trains in K-12 schools /

Circle and Restorative Approaches Experience

    • I was trained in the Circle process by Robert Spicer, Community Justice for Youth Institute in Chicago IL, and trained in Circle to repair harm by Rita Alfred.
    • My experience with Circles is mostly in educational settings. Intitally, I began Circling up with my students and then I began to hold repair Circles for my school extracurricular groups. I later was promoted to central office where I do support schools with whole-school RJ implementation.

I have experience using an Indigenous value-based Circle process for:

    • Community building
    • Circles to repair harm
    • Reintegration Circles
    • Support and bereavement Circles

I have done Circles in partnership with:

      • RJ Partnerships
      • School Talk
      • Center of Restorative Initiatives for Maryland
      • COSSEM
      • NACRJ
      • Higher Education campuses
      • Restorative Arlington

I offer services as:

    • Owner of The Restorative Classroom, LLC
    • Training, consultation, mentoring in implementing RJ
    • Restorative Coaching


Ms. Robin McNair, M. Ed., professional educator of 31 years, serves as the Restorative Approaches Coordinator of one of the largest school districts in Maryland. She has training in Peacemaking Circles, Conflict Circles, and Restorative Justice in Education. She is the owner of The Restorative Classroom, which provides services such as Restorative Justice in Education training, building staff relationships, addressing staff harm in educational environments, SEL, and creating just and equitable learning environments. She also offers technical support to schools implementing restorative practices. Ms. McNair served as a state commissioner for Maryland and pushed to help pass state legislation for schools to adopt restorative approaches as a way to build relationships and keep youth in school. Ms. McNair has served on several panels focusing on Stopping Girls of Color Pushout and Eradicating the School to Prison Pipeline. Ms. McNair is a contributing author of Creating Classrooms of Peace in English Language Teaching.

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