Mary Jo Hebling brings to the IIRP extensive hands-on experience in restorative practices in education. Her work has helped hundreds of schools across the U.S. — urban to rural — including those in Detroit, Philadelphia, Newark, N.J., and Baltimore — implement restorative practices to improve school climate.
Ms. Hebling also brings significant experience as a human services practitioner, delivering restorative services to youth and families. As a caseworker and counselor for Community Service Foundation — IIRP model programs — she provided family reunification support. She also trained foster parents and counselors who provided restorative services to families from across Pennsylvania.
Ms. Hebling's work in these areas brings great resonance to her work at the IIRP, aiding students in their understanding of practice implementation. She has presented at numerous national and international conferences. Ms. Hebling earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts from Temple University School of Communication and Theatre and a Master of Science in Restorative Practices and Youth Counseling from the IIRP.