Educator, consultant, speaker and writer. I believe human beings need to experience safety, respect, belonging and voice in order to learn, grow and have the capacity to admit to and repair harm. Years of classroom experience, along with advanced study in mindfulness, trauma-sensitive practices, equity and restorative practices support me in my quest to help create these conditions in classrooms and schools. But, it is my deep belief in the power of this work and my love for fellow educators and students that motivate me every day.
Community college teacher and community facilitator for Edutopia. Formerly a school leader at a small alternative therapeutic high school near Burlington, Vermont. I believe that all students need a safe and caring school environment. We create this environment through unconditional positive regard for the person and conditional response to the behaviors, recognizing the dynamic and complex lives of our students