Obstructing the School to Prison Pipeline

Obstructing the School to Prison Pipeline
Event on 2017-05-09 19:00:00
Obstructing the School to Prison Pipeline: Where's the Village? Join the Teach For America Alumni Association for its second salon, Obstructing the School to Prison Pipeline on Tuesday, May 9th 7 – 9 pm at Berg'n in Crown Heights. Hear panelists share their personal and professional experiences in combating the pipeline from the perspectives of educators, community organizers and young adults who had contact with the juvenile justice system. Panelists will discuss how we can identify kids who are most at-risk, and how we can best obstruct the pipeline through restorative discipline and mentorship. For more information, contact Cat Frizell, Alumni Board Chair at tfanycalumni@gmail.com.  Food from Bergn's vendors will be  provided courtesy of TFA-NY.  The event is open to all community members. The event is free, but please feel free to make a donation of  to TFA-NY:  https://fundraise.teachforamerica.org/fundraiser/809377.  UPDATE: As of 5/1, there is a waitlist. Feel free to RSVP on the waitlist, come by Berg'n on 5/9, and if there is room, you will be let in! The panel will feature: Nick Marinacci, New York '96, Senior Executive Director, Youth Justice Programs at the New York Department of Education. Michelle Diaz, Peer-Youth Advocate, Families on the Move NYC. Lissette Roman, Las Vegas Valley '06,  Dean of ELA Instruction, Brownsville Ascend Joshua Laub, Director of Youth Development, NYC DOE District 88  Marion Holley, Founding Dean of Students, Brooklyn Ascend High School Tristan Thompson, Jacksonville '13, English Teacher, Brooklyn Ascend High School Jordan Stockdale, Education Policy Analyst, Office of the First Deputy Mayor, NYC's Mayor's Office Nick Marinacci, New York '96 Nick Marinacci is currently the Director, Youth Justice Education and Treatment Programs at the NYC DOE. Prior to that, he was a principal at Rikers. He graduated from William and Mary, and obtained his Masters at CUNY Lehman College. He was a 1996 New York corps member. Michelle Diaz Michelle Diaz is a Peer-Youth Advocate for the Families and Youth Support Program at Families on the Move of NYC, where she advocates for children struggling with mental health issues. Ms. Diaz was appointed by Governor Cuomo to the New York State Juvenile Justice Advisory Group (NYS JJAG). She is also a member of the Juvenile Justice Oversight Advisory Board (JJOAB) for the NYC Administration for Children's Services (ACS) and advising the Task Force on Ending Girls’ Incarceration in NYC. Her passion for juvenile justice reform stems from her personal experience with the juvenile justice system. Ms. Diaz’s goal is to ensure that youth are treated fairly, avoiding further contact with the justice system, and receiving all of the support and opportunities they need to be successful individuals. Lissette Roman, TFA Las Vegas Valley '06 Dean of ELA Instruction Lissette Roman is an accomplished educator with expertise in teaching, teacher development, project management, and data-driven instruction. Before joining Brownsville Ascend, Roman was the operations director for the Hawaii Theatre Center, where she created and implemented departmental policies and procedures resulting in 42 percent increase in data quality and also spearheaded an education initiative to create summer camp and after-school programming for at-risk youth. Earlier in her career, Roman was an instructional mentor/operations specialist for Teach For America in Honolulu and a second-grade teacher at Assets School. Roman began her career as a Teach For America corps member in the Las Vegas Public Schools. She earned a bachelor of professional studies/human services from Metropolitan College in New York City and holds a master of arts in education from Touro University in Las Vegas, Nevada. Marion Holley Founding Dean of Students, Marion B. Holley, is responsible for shaping and sustaining the school’s distinctive culture and ensuring that scholars internalize the school’s values and aspirations for academic excellence. Before joining the leadership team in 2015, Holley served as the dean of students at Hyde Leadership Charter School in the Bronx, where she supported the school culture by providing leadership and direction to the faculty, building relationships with parents and families to boost their child’s education from the home setting, and closely mentoring behaviorally challenged students. Previously, she worked as a public relations specialist for Project Commit-to-Prevent, a collaboration between the North Carolina Department of Public Health and statewide historically black colleges to address HIV and STI prevention needs – specifically, building community knowledge, providing technical assistance, and spreading awareness. Holley holds a Bachelor of Science in journalism and media studies from Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, North Carolina. Tristan Thompson, Jacksonville '13 Before joining the Brooklyn Ascend High School faculty in summer 2016, Tristan Thompson taught English in grades 9 and 10 at Westside High School in Florida. There, he designed and executed rigorous lesson plans for two different sets of curriculum for more than 160 students. He was also the English team leader, acting as a liaison between the administration and the English department. Thompson is a Teach For America corps member and holds a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from Lafayette College. Jordan Stockdale  At the Office of the First Deputy Mayor, Jordan works on a wide range of education policy issues including policies related to school climate and safety. In this position, Jordan staffs the First Deputy Mayor as well as coordinates interagency partnerships around education-related policies and initiatives. As the former Program Director of School Climate Initiatives at the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice, Jordan developed new programming aimed at promoting safety and reducing arrests and suspensions in NYC public schools. Through this role, he also led the organization of the Mayor's Leadership Team on School Climate and Discipline, a one-year task force comprised of advocates, academics and high-level government representatives. Jordan is currently earning his second Master's from Princeton University

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