Transformative Learning through Restorative and Social Justice Education – Revised Edition
I would first like to thank my Westward Bound students. You all shared so much with me both during the program and during the writing of this book. I grew as an educator and human being through our shared experiences and by listening to your voices speak honestly about your lives. I love you all.
To my first dear colleagues, Angel Salathe and Randy Bauer, I owe my gratitude. The collaborative relationships that we have are simply filled with joy, creativity, and passion. Angel, even though miles now separate us, we will continue to partner to create great programs for students. Thank you for your words, insights, and encouragement during this long process. Randy, we miss you. Our community still grieves over the loss of a true environmentalist and passionate educator. I am so grateful that we got to share in those last interviews.
To my new colleagues, Will Howlett, Kami St. Clair, and Kim Walker, I thank you for believing in the program and “going with it” even through the hail, flood, and tornado warnings! Your energy and care for our 8th and 9th grade students is a great gift.
Thank you to the staff and leaders at the alternative school where this project took place. Your support and creativity are amazing!
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