How to Create a Peaceful Classroom Community Through Nonviolence
Kathleen C. Egan, Principal, Broad Rock Middle School, South Kingstown
Jennifer Enck, Assistant Principal, Broad Rock Middle School, South Kingstown
Robin Wildman, Educator and Nonviolence Trainer, South Kingstown/Nonviolent Schools, RI
|This session will include an introduction to Kingian Nonviolence, linked to the American civil rights movements. Participants will learn about Dr. King's 6 Principles, which can be used to create a set of values to be used in a classroom and/or school. Additionally, Dr. King's 6 Steps to reconcile conflict (which includes restorative justice) will be explored. All information will be connected to forming a peaceful community in a school setting.|
Kathleen C. Egan has been the proud Principal at Broad Rock Middle School in South Kingstown for the past 4 years. She is a graduate of Bethany College, Bethany West Virginia and Rhode Island College. Her 36 years of educational experience as mathematics teacher and administrator have been applied in the Taylor County, WV, Exeter-West Greenwich Regional, and South Kingstown school districts. Kingian Nonviolence has provided Kathleen with the knowledge, skills, and motivation necessary to help teachers, students and families pursue peaceful strategies for solving personal and community problems.
Jennifer Enck began her career in education as a Kindergarten Teacher in 1997 for the South Kingstown School District in Rhode Island. Jennifer taught Kindergarten, First, Second Grade and became Assistant Principal within the district in 2007. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Early Childhood Education from the University of Rhode Island and a Master’s Degree of Education from Rhode Island College. She serves as the District Chair for the Crisis Committee and Co-Chair for the Attendance Committee. She was also a district trainer for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). Currently she is part of a team of educators at Broad Rock Middle School that has taken an innovative approach to Social Emotional Learning. She was recently trained in Kingian Nonviolence, Restorative Justice and Olweus. She works with a team of educators that have created a school-wide initiative to incorporate the practices of PBIS, Restorative Justice, Olweus and Kingian Nonviolence to create a positive change in the schools approach regarding the cultural expectations for all stakeholders.
Robin Wildman has been a certified Kingian Nonviolence trainer and consultant for sixteen years. Kingian nonviolence is a philosophy and methodology based on the life work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Robin has conducted workshops, given lectures and trained hundreds of adults and children in the conflict reconciliation strategies employed by Dr. King. She is the author of a Kingian nonviolence curriculum, used nationally and internationally by educators and trainers of children and teens. Mrs. Wildman has worked closely with her mentor, legendary civil rights leader Bernard LaFayette, Jr., to institutionalize Kingian nonviolence in schools.
Robin is a board advisor for the Connecticut Center for Nonviolence, in Hartford, where she serves as curriculum developer and lead trainer on various projects. She has been a regular guest lecturer at the International Nonviolence Summer Institute at the University of Rhode Island and is an educational consultant at the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence in Providence, Rhode Island.
Most recently, Robin has conducted nonviolence training at her middle school in South Kingstown for 36 staff, including administrators and teachers, and has conducted trainings for educators in other schools in Rhode Island. Robin has been a public school teacher for twenty-six years, and teaches Kingian nonviolence principles and strategies to her students.