Today on the Tuesday 8:00 Buzz with Dr. Damita Brown, Director of Diversity & Cultural Responsiveness for Iowa City School District, Laura Gray joins us to talk about her work in restorative justice and her book, Seeing Beyond the Behavior, addressing the discipline gap between white and non-white students and other issues in education!
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Laura Gray is passionate about Restorative Circles, equity and inclusion. She is a product of Chicago Public Schools and has over 16 years experience in education where she has served as teacher, assistant principal, building principal and director. Laura is an experienced executive coach, facilitator, motivational speaker, published author, Restorative Circle Keeper, trainer, curriculum designer, educator and consultant.
She has a BA in English Education from Loyola University Chicago and a MA in Educational Leadership from Concordia University Chicago. She currently lives on the East Side of Iowa City and serves as the Director of Diversity and Cultural Responsiveness for the Iowa City Community School District, and also is the founder of Gray Space Coaching, Restorative Community Partners, LLC and Captivate Conferences.
Gray Spaces are those areas that are undiscovered, unwritten, and between the “black and white” rules. They fortify the endurance and agility of the “out of the box” leader we all must be in order to stand, feet firm, for equity. Gray spaces embrace flexibility, responsiveness, accountability, and balance! Thrive in the Gray Spaces!