Alison Flory Replogle has over 19 years of experience as a school counselor, working in both elementary and middle school settings. She has used restorative practices throughout her school counseling career to build community and repair harm. She has served on the Kansas School Counselor Association board (KSCA) and the Circles USA/STEPMC board helping families connect with their community and overcome poverty. Alison enjoys working with other educators, sharing her passion for restorative practices and all things school counseling. In addition to training with the Restorative Schools Initiative, she is a facilitator for KSDE’s Summer Academy in School Counseling and SEL. Alison received her B.A. from Bridgewater College (VA) and her M.A.E. in school counseling from the University of Northern Iowa, with an emphasis on restorative justice and discipline. Alison is also the owner/operator of Indigo Moo’d Ice Cream in Lindsborg, KS.
Jan Fox-Petersen, EdD, a prior school psychologist, currently works as a relationship coach and restorative justice advocate. She helped to initiate restorative practices in Wichita Public Schools and is trained by the International Institute of Restorative Practices. Jan is an approved dispute resolution provider and certified facilitator for restorative practices. She facilitates formal and informal restorative conferences and utilizes circles with groups of students and staff to resolve problems peaceably. She coaches individuals and work teams in conflict transformation and repairing relationships. She has taught classes at Wichita State University and published work in honoring diversity and underrepresented voices in society. Jan received her masters degree in Educational Psychology, specialist degree in School Psychology, and doctorate in Educational Leadership at Wichita State University.
Jennifer Muret-Bate works at the Creative Learning Community, a program of Winfield High School. At the CLC Jenny and her fellow teachers use Restorative Practices to build community among at-risk, accelerated, and other types of learners who are working independently to meet their educational goals. Jenny received her B.A. from Southwestern College (Winfield), and her M.A. in Restorative Practices through the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) in Bethlehem, PA.
Rob Simon is a Kansas educator, author, experienced trainer/ consultant, and speaker/performer who has worked with school systems and various agencies coast to coast. Currently, Rob works as a Restorative Practices Consultant for the Wichita Public Schools, a position originally created through a Kansas Department of Education Safe and Supportive Schools grant. Rob holds a B.S. in Social Studies from Texas College, an M.A. in Communication from Wichita State University, and is trained as a trainer by KIPCOR and the International Institute for Restorative Practices. www.positiverhythm.org