Areas of Expertise:

Restorative Practices in K-12 Education Environments, Public/Private School Administration, Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

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Lecturer (He/Him)

Dr. Michael DeAntonio has three decades of experience as an educator and administrator in public education. He is the Executive Director at Buxmont Academy, one of the IIRP’s model programs. He served as an instructor in the Department of Secondary Education at Kutztown University, in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, and as an educational liaison for Buxmont Academy in the role of consultant. Prior to that, Michael was principal at Fleetwood Area School District for six years and assistant principal at Upper Merion Area High School for seven years. Michael is also a member on the board of directors for the Pennsylvania Association of Student Assistance Professionals (PASAP) for the past 4 years.

His experience ranges from middle school science teacher to instructor of graduate students preparing to enter the field of secondary school administration. Michael's doctoral dissertation focused on the role that restorative practices play in Pennsylvania high schools.

Selected Publications:
  • DeAntonio, G. M. (2018). [Review of the book Adolescent violence in the home: Restorative approaches to building healthy, respectful family relationships, by G. Routt & L. Anderson]. International Journal of Restorative Justice, 1(3), 468-471.
  • DeAntonio, M. G., & White, S. H. (2017, October). Making student-directed learning a reality: Blended learning and restorative practices at Buxmont Academy. Paper presented at Learning in the 21st Century: A Restorative Vision. IIRP World Conference, Bethlehem, PA, United States.
  • DeAntonio, M. G. (2015). A comparative study of restorative practices in public schools (Publication No. 3734773) [Doctoral dissertation, Alvernia University]. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.
  • DeAntonio, M. (2014, October 23-25). Where is restorative practices working in public schools, and why is it working there? [Paper presentation]. Restorative Works - What Works, What Doesn't, How and Why: 17th IIRP World Conference, Bethlehem, PA, United States.
Courses Taught:

RP 500 Basic Restorative Practices
RP 525 Restorative Practices in Action
RP 652 Social and Emotional Learning in the Restorative Classroom
RP 662 A Restorative Approach to Educating the High-Risk and High-Need Student
RP 699 Integrating Seminar