Director of Continuing Education

Keith Hickman is the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) Director of Continuing Education, and he works nationwide on restorative practices...

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Koury Cook spent 15 years serving youth and families within the juvenile justice system at Northampton County (Pennsylvania) Juvenile Justice Center (NCJJC). He developed a program...

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Ryan Fenderson is a full-time continuing education instructor for the IIRP. He has been a high school English and speech teacher and a stay-at-home dad to three children. Dr...

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Sarah Barbour supports the design and implementation of school-wide behavioral support systems and restorative discipline processes for a large, metropolitan school district. This...

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Bill Boyle is the former Director of the Model Center, Bowers Academy and Equity Programming in Bloomfield Hills (Michigan) Schools. He has more than 30 years of experience as a...

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James Collin has more than 30 years of experience in public school districts across Connecticut. He has served as a teacher, guidance counselor, administrator and assistant...

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Sheryl Douglas started her life-long career in education as an English Language Arts teacher and later transitioned into educational consulting. For over two decades she has provided...

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Graciella Drew has over 20 years of experience in the field of education, in roles including preschool teacher, child development specialist, special education teacher, adjunct...

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Monica Evans is a Prevention, Intervention and Diversion Specialist with Detroit Public Schools and Detroit Public Safety Foundation, supported by the Skillman Foundation. She served...

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Shermont Fox is Director of Clinical Operations with Community Council Education Services of Philadelphia. He has been a teacher at the School District of Philadelphia and a...

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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...

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Peter Heineman has been an urban elementary, middle and high school educator for nearly 30 years.  Within the Philadelphia and Baltimore school systems, he has served as a...

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Karen Junker, school culture and climate coordinator and math teacher at Davidson Middle School, San Rafael, California, is consultant to several schools in the San Francisco Bay...

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Steve Korr has provided restorative practices training to thousands in education, criminal justice and social services worldwide, focusing primarily on urban education in U.S...

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Lynne Lang is an IIRP graduate (2018) and has worked for over 30 years in public health, managing community coalitions and developing school health and safety curriculum. In 2009...

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Julie Malloy has nearly 20 years of experience in management consulting and direct service. She has trained adults in restorative practices and strategy development in New York City...

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Sharon Mast has worked for 20 years in management, helping organizations foster better workplace environments. She has trained schools in restorative practices nationwide and is...

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Suzanne Petersen has worked as a mental health counselor for over 30 years in a variety of settings, including schools, community mental health, crisis response, employee assistance...

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Lee Rush has worked extensively in schools and communities. He is Executive Director of justCommunity, Inc. based in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, and is on the board of directors of the...

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Dawn Schantz has more than 30 years of experience in Pennsylvania’s juvenile justice system, from Juvenile Probation Officer to counselor with the IIRP model program, Community...

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Mike Simpson has been in education for four decades, as a classroom teacher, assistant principal, high school principal and superintendent/principal in Petaluma, California. As a...

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Gina Sweet-Comrie has dedicated more than 16 years to working with special education students residing in Philadelphia and surrounding...

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Trisha Tinsley has 20 years of experience in social services and community organizing. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Seattle University and has been...

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Rodney Toulson has extensive experience working and training in inner city schools. He is a former Director of Restorative Practices in Baltimore City Public Schools and has worked...

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Melissa Ugarte has been an educator for over a decade, having held positions in counseling, behavior management and leadership. Ms. Ugarte founded The Educated Edge, LLC, a Rhode...

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Deanna Webb has dedicated over 15 years to working as a special education teacher across grade levels in public and alternative schools and 10 years to training adult learners in...

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Marissa Wertheimer served as Coordinator of Restorative Justice programming for Marin County Probation for 15 years, including outreach in the community and in schools. For seven of...

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Kris Wraight taught SEL and Teen Dating Violence Prevention to students in southeastern Connecticut for over a decade. Since attending her first IIRP World Conference in 2013, she...