SPeaker INformation

Speaker INformation

Lisa West

Principal of Cherry School, St. Louis County - ISD #2142

Lisa has spent her career dedicating herself to her students, starting with early elementary and later on in middle school. Lisa has focused on cultivating positive and inclusive learning environments, not only within her own classrooms but within the school community. During her career as an elementary classroom teacher, Lisa maintained a child-centered approach, continuing to work with students in local after-school and summer programming. As a former Dean of Students, weaving restorative work into discipline practices came naturally. The same priorities hold true, from the classroom to the office.  

With a passion for seeking and sharing 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 home district over the years, focused on evidence based practices.

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 later a K-12 Principal Licensure from Moorhead State University.

Lisa is a former educator and  Dean of Students with the International Falls Public Schools and currently serves as the Principal of Cherry School in St. Louis County ISD #2142. 

Session INformation

Session INformation

2 Live Sessions: March 16th at 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM CDT & 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM CDT

This session is designed for those who are curious about WHY restorative practices are so important in the classroom and at the office level. It is for those who desire to help facilitate a more connected and inclusive classroom and school 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 check in a circle. Also included are strategies for restorative conferencing as well as conflict resolution.  Participants will take away ready- to -use, practical ideas and materials.