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Meet the Founders

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Sidney Morgan, M.A.  

Sidney Morgan, M.A., is a nationally recognized facilitator, mediator, speaker, and consultant specializing in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work, Restorative Justice practices, and Conflict Transformation. She has over 20 years of experience as a Restorative Justice Practitioner and certified Conflict Mediation Facilitator. She has worked extensively with public and voluntary sector corporations, including educational institutions and nationally known nonprofits, implementing Community Accountability Processes that have transformed their organizations.

 

Sidney began her Restorative Justice & DEI journey with a Juvenile Justice Department in Portland, Oregon. Experiencing the school-to-prison pipeline through her juvenile justice work, she was able to see the powerful impact that Restorative Justice had on the youth and families she served, which led her to become a K-12 District Restorative Justice Coordinator within the public school system. In 2018, she began her own consultancy and used her experiences and learnings to transition to working with organizations across the country.

 

Sidney holds a M.A. in Transformational Leadership and Restorative Justice from Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia. She also has a degree in Biblical Theology from Trinity Bible College and Seminary in Indiana. Sidney’s love of learning has grounded her in the belief that DEI work and Restorative Justice practices offer an opportunity to answer a question she asks all of her clients, “What are the possibilities that can come from this process – what is possible from here?”

 

Sidney lives in the Northwest with her family. She enjoys vegan cooking, martial arts, and time at the Pacific Northwest Coast.

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 Dr. Charlene Williams  

 

Dr. Charlene Williams is a wife, mother, teacher, leader, author, and lifelong learner. She has over twenty-five years of experience as an educator, including multiple leadership roles in both public and private K-12 educational settings as well as in higher education. In recent years her work has focused on training and supporting staff throughout the system in practices that promote educational equity. She has lectured and presented in several settings on topics ranging from culturally responsive mathematics instruction to transformational leadership practices. Dr. Williams currently serves as The Deputy Superintendent for EPS and is the recipient of the 2022 Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) Award of Merit for the Columbia River Region. This award recognizes
her commitment to the students and families in this region and the collaborative work she supports locally and at a state level to disrupt systemic inequity.

Her calling to the field of education is to ensure that each and every child has the requisite skills and experiences to advance successfully along the education continuum and realize their highest aspirations... She is passionate about working with students who have not been successful in school and empowering the adults in their lives with the tools, support, and motivation needed to make a significant, measurable difference.

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