Shari Garn spent 25 years as a teacher before leaving the profession to become a restorative conference facilitator for Restorative Resources in Santa Rosa, California. During this time, she also brought restorative practices to Community Matters, designing and delivering their restorative trainings nationwide. More recently, Ms. Garn co-led a team of restorative specialists for Santa Rosa City Schools, coaching leadership in district-wide restorative implementation, teaching elementary circle curriculum, coaching teachers and working responsively with students K-12.