What do you do at the International Institute for Restorative Practices?
I am the Executive Director of Collective Impact at the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP Graduate School). We are the world’s first accredited graduate school that specializes in studying the field of restorative practices, providing education, research, and consulting services. The IIRP also supports students and community leaders with the tools they need to transform relationships and effect change within their own lives as well as their schools, their organizations, and their communities.
Our mission is to is to strengthen relationships, support communities, influence social change, and broaden the field of restorative practices by partnering with practitioners, students, and scholars. I also build alliances with state education departments and national collaboratives committed to the well-being and flourishing of all students in K-12.
In my role as Executive Director of Collective Impact, I collaborate with partner organizations, both domestically and globally, to pursue the IIRP mission of positively impacting social health. As a staff member of the IIRP executive body called the Committee of Whole (COW), I lead the Outreach Unit, a team of resolute professional here in the U.S., Canada, and Latin America, committed to serving the mission and business pillars (education, research, and consulting) of the institution.