Lisa West is currently the Dean of Students at Falls High School in International Falls, Minnesota.
Lisa has spent more than 28 years dedicating herself to her students, starting with early elementary and, most recently, in middle school. Lisa has focused on cultivating positive and inclusive learning environments, not only within her own classrooms but also the whole school. During her career as an elementary classroom teacher, Lisa maintained a child-first approach, continuing to work with students in local after-school and summer programming.
With a passion for leadership and knowledge, Lisa has experience as a presenter of high-impact learning strategies for the Minnesota Historical Society’s Northern Lights Academy. She has led various in-house training sessions within her district over the years, focused on evidence-based practices in reading and comprehension.
Lisa graduated from Bemidji State University with a degree in Elementary Education. She continued her education at the University of Minnesota-Duluth where she received her Master’s Degree in Education, and most recently, a K-12 Principal Licensure from Moorhead State University.
This session is designed for those who are curious about restorative practices and desire to help facilitate a more connected and inclusive classroom community.
Included in this presentation is a brief history and overview of restorative practices. We will discuss in detail how to initiate restorative conversations and hold a proactive circle. Also included are strategies for restorative conferencing as well as conflict resolution. Participants will take away ready-to-use practical ideas and materials.