SF Day Faculty Present at PoCC 2017

December 15, 2017
This year's annual People of Color Conference (PoCC) was held in Anaheim and the theme was "Lead, Learn, Rededicate, and Deliver."  San Francisco Day School had 11 faculty members, accompanied by our Diversity and Inclusion Parent Chair, and Breakthrough SF sent two staff members, all of whom were able to attend valuable workshops, connect with educators from around the country, and listen to insightful and inspirational keynote speakers.  Learn more about the conference here.
 
In addition, SF Day was honored to host a workshop this year on Restorative Justice, led by the following teachers and administrators:
Dr. Ruth Bissell, Upper School Head
Betsy Brody, Co-Director of Diversity and Inclusion; Director of High School Counseling
Loren Moye, Co-Director of Diversity and Inclusion; Dean of Faculty; Math Teacher
Jackie Richards, Upper School Counselor
 
The team led a workshop to discuss the meaning and impact of using restorative justice practices with students and teachers.  They examined the differences between traditional approaches and restorative justice approaches: whereas a traditional approach may focus on punishing a person with little opportunity for making amends or redemption, restorative justice focuses on repairing harm so that everyone can heal, take responsibility, and move forward. Roughly 175 educators attended the workshop and participated in the activities designed by our teachers and administrators.  Thank you to all who created and supported our team through this process!