The Restorative Approaches (RA) Collaborative is comprised of Vermont trainers, researchers, Community Justice Center (CJC) staff, and school educators and leaders. Membership in this collaborative is based on a deep commitment to the development of the restorative approach in Vermont schools, not on any specific criteria related to experience as a restorative approach trainer in schools.
Some members have worked in a wide range of schools throughout Vermont and beyond while others bring expertise from restorative justice work to their community justice centers. Many have experience in both community and school-level restorative justice work.
Therefore it is important each school does its own research before contacting a collaborative member. You can start that work by searching this directory and reading the profiles.
Amy Wheeler-SuttonTraining & Development Coordinator; Vermont BEST/PBIS Project
Amy Wheeler-Sutton is the Co-Director of the BEST Project/VTPBIS Project and the TA Provider for the Champlain region. She is a former school counselor and enjoys helping school teams take a systems approach to improving school climate. She has an expertise in aligning initiatives/programs under the PBIS/MTSS framework, SWIS/data-based decision making, classroom PBIS, and SEL.