Last Tuesday, OSI and City Schools held a reception to officially launch the rollout of CEO Sonja Santelises’ “Blueprint for Success.” As part of the blueprint, 55 schools were designated “intensive learning sites,” including 15 where OSI will help implement restorative practices (see Fox 45 coverage). Over the next five years, OSI and city schools will roll restorative practices out to all district schools.
On Thursday evening, representatives from the 55 “intensive learning sites” gathered at Carver the discuss their next steps. Karen Webber, director of OSI-Baltimore’s Education and Youth Development program (pictured during a restorative circle Thursday night) joined Sarah Warren and Erik Bandzak from city schools to talk through the next steps of training and implementation. Fourteen of the 15 schools implementing restorative practices are listed below (one additional school will be announced soon):
Alexander Hamilton Elementary School
Bay-Brook Elementary/Middle School
Bluford Drew Jemison STEM Academy West
Harford Heights Elementary School
Holabird Elementary/Middle School
Mount Royal Elementary/Middle School
The Mount Washington School
National Academy Foundation
Thomas Johnson Elementary/Middle School
Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School
Fort Worthington Elementary/Middle School
Eutaw-Marshburn Elementary School
Arundel Elementary/Middle School
On Friday, those schools continued their training while Shantay McKinily, director of the Positive Schools Center (an OSI-Baltimore grantee), led restorative practices training for schools with large English learner (EL) populations.