K-12 Restorative Justice Practices Leadership Institute

July 17 - 21, 2023

This 5-day immersive experience is designed to support K-12 school and district leaders in learning how to plan and lead the implementation of restorative justice practices in a way that achieves systemic transformation.

  • Engage in applied experiential learning and reflection
  • Grow your capacity to lead the professional and personal development of staff, children, families, board, and community
  • Experience personal healing through community and circles
  • Develop a site-based implementation plan based on research and evidence-based practices
  • Cultivate a network and community of supportive practitioners Learn with a training team of school/district leaders, researchers, and experienced practitioners

Participants will receive supportive print materials, a commemorative talking piece, and a certificate of completion.

Cost of attendance is $2,500. The deadline to register for this event will be June 2, 2023. Be sure to submit registration by June 2, 2023 at 11:59pm PDT. To register, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page! 

Training Agenda

  • Day 1 — Monday, July 17, 2023
    Restorative Leadership

  • Day 2 — Tuesday, July 18, 2023
    Restorative Systems Culture & Tier 1

  • Day 3 — Wednesday, July 19, 2023
    Systemic Implementation

  • Day 4 — Thursday, July 20, 2023
    Responding Restoratively to Harm Tiers 2 & 3

  • Day 5 — Friday, July 21, 2023
    Implementation Planning

Who Should Attend?

K-12 leaders or those pursuing a position of leadership, superintendents, assistant superintendent, district and site administrators, restorative coordinators, and union leadership.


Loyola Marymount University has long-standing relationships with many local hotels that offer discounted room rates. Visit the LMU Local Hotels website to view more information about these hotels and access information to discount codes and special rates.

Free Online Information Session - Don't Miss This! Replay Available

Watch this online information session to meet the training team as they highlight the benefits of implementing restorative justice in your schools & district. The team also reviews what to expect during our five-day in-depth Leadership Institute, to be held at Loyola Marymount University July 17-21, 2023, designed to inspire and help prepare leaders like you to implement restorative practices. 

Click here to view the information session.

If you have questions, please email Gwynn Alexander at gwynn.alexander@lmu.edu.

Meet the Training Team

Marisol Quevedo Rerucha

Author: Beyond the Surface of Restorative Practices

As a former teacher, principal, and district leader, Marisol Quevedo Rerucha uses her voice to challenge systems of oppression and more importantly amplifies the voices of others. The impact of her passion, experience, work, and voice is felt beyond her own community as she serves in the following ways as: Chair, Unidos US National Institute for Latino School Leaders alumni council; Board Member and Chief Financial Officer, Youth Empowerments Finest; Board Member and Treasure, Gente Unida; and as a partner consultant with nonprofit, for profit, and educational systems.

Anthony Ceja

County-Wide Trainer and Coach in Restorative Practices

Anthony Ceja is a Senior Manager for the Systems of Support Department of the San Diego County Office of Education where he has worked for the past 23 years. Over the past ten years Anthony has served as the Lead Trainer and Coach for Restorative Justice Practices for schools in San Diego County and has trained over 11,000 educators. Anthony provides training and support for schools and organizations to develop restorative community building circles, restorative conflict intervention and restorative conferences. Anthony provides extensive coaching for schools in the area of implementing Restorative Justice.

Lori DeCarlo

Former Superintendent, Facilitator, and Leadership Coach

Ms. DeCarlo possesses nearly two decades of experience as a school administrator, including fifteen years as a school superintendent. At her former district and as a consultant, she facilitates the implementation of restorative practices through a multi-tiered system of supports framework, including schoolwide Level 1 Community Building Circles, and Level 2 & 3 Restorative Conferences to resolve conflict and repair harm. Ms. DeCarlo works with the Board of Education to ensure that Restorative Practices were embedded into policy and the district's Code of Conduct. Since 2018, she has provided statewide trainings on restorative practices for the New York State Education Department.

Jenny Winkler

Facilitator, Mediator, and Restorative Justice Specialist

Jenny Winkler's doctoral work focused on school discipline and student well-being and on developing an approach called “kind discipline,” a system based on proactively developing a positive school climate; responding to conflict with accountability and skill; and supporting staff skills in understanding and sharing expectations. She guides teams in developing shared expectations for communication and effective collaboration; facilitates interactive and engaging meetings, workshops, and retreats; and supports teams in moving through and transforming conflict.


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Contact gwynn.alexander@lmu.edu with any questions or comments.