This Peer Learning Exchange will provide a space to learn about and consider how to employ restorative practices to center trusting relationships and improve school climate. What are some examples of restorative beliefs? Which do you—or might you want to—prioritize in your community? Hear how our presenter has brought some of these restorative principles to life with specific practice examples, such as using micro-affirmations to lift up students.
Presenting Partner: Timothy Ojetunde
Timothy Ojetunde is a Program Associate at WestEd on the Resilient Healthy Schools and Communities team, focusing on school climate and data use. He supports districts and schools in centering equity and improving educational outcomes for all. Timothy’s expertise is grounded in school culture and climate, restorative practices, SEL, and trauma-informed practices, as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
Timothy comes to WestEd with over a decade of knowledge and experience across multiple spaces and communities, having been a teacher, advisory and school culture specialist, school administrator, and DEI consultant. In his work, he has coached school administrators, presented to leaders, and facilitated sessions for hundreds of educators and learners. He is extremely passionate about creating equitable outcomes and is dedicated to supporting students and adults as they grow, develop, and find success.
Timothy was born and raised in Los Angeles and is a graduate of UCLA with master’s degrees from Arizona State University and California State University, Dominguez Hills.
- Presentation Slides
- Racial Justice Belief Posters from The California Conference for Equality and Justice (CCEJ)
- Restorative Practices Beyond the Classroom: Integrating Circle Practices Into Existing School Processes (California Center for School Climate, 2022)
- The Toolkit Before the Toolkit: Centering Adaptive and Relational Elements of Restorative Practices for Implementation Success (WestEd, 2022)
- Can Restorative Practices Bridge Racial Disparities in Schools? Evidence from the California Healthy Kids Survey (WestEd, 2022)