Founder and Lead Educational Consultant
Session:Stop Reacting and Start Responding!
Mr. Kevin W. Curtis is the Founder and Lead Educational Consultant for National Educators for Restorative Practices. Kevin is the Coordinator and Lead Developer for the Restorative Discipline Readiness Training for Administrators offered through TEA and the University of Texas at ten of the Education Service Centers across the state of Texas. In addition, he is currently leading over 50 school districts in the successful implementation of restorative practice.
Kevin was the former Restorative Discipline Coordinator and Assistant Principal at Ed White Middle School in the Northeast Independent School District in San Antonio, Texas where he played an instrumental role in the development, implementation, and support of restorative practices as an alternative method to managing student behavior. This innovative, whole school approach model was the first of its kind in the state of Texas, and has been considered the blueprint that many campuses across the state of Texas are following.
Kevin now spends his time circling with students and teachers in classrooms across the nation on a weekly basis. He has modeled and participated in classroom circles from kindergarten through high school. As a result, Kevin has discovered the real life struggles that teachers experience during their first year of implementation and has developed specific classroom strategies to support them. His hands-on approach to training and his dedication to being actively involved in classrooms allows him to be a credible voice for all educators committed to the implementation of the restorative model.
He received his B.S. from University of Texas at San Antonio, an M.S. in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University at Kingsville. Kevin has more than 20 years of experience in public education at the elementary level, middle school level and high school level including classroom teacher, coach, assistant principal and principal.