2021 Conference: Jeneen Beck Presents “Fostering Safe School Communities through Restorative Approaches”
Jeneen Beck currently serves as Frederick County Public Schools’ Achievement Specialist for School Culture in the Department of Student Services, and she is excited to discuss how school staff throughout the state of Maryland can continue to establish safe, secure, and orderly schools with the end goal of creating classrooms that are conducive to learning for all students. As the needs of our communities change, investment in reflection and implementation of research-based practices that are embedded into our normal routines that will strengthen communities are essential. Additionally, a focus on shared leadership and the genuine collaboration between school officials and the entire community has become more and more unavoidable. Opportunities for all associated stakeholders in a community to be involved in ensuring that there is success require strategies that consistently strengthen relationships. Moreover, Jeneen will discuss how appropriate responses to crisis can have a tremendous impact on the future of our youth.
During her first fifteen years in education Jeneen’s work with at-risk youth earned her positions as a team leader, Alternative Education Teacher, Positive Behavior Intervention and Support Coordinator, and mentoring program sponsor in Montgomery County Public Schools. Jeneen also served as Principal of Ballenger Creek Middle School in Frederick County from 2016-2019. She is committed to supporting school communities with implementation of restorative approaches to increase opportunities for success for all students. Her firm belief in community building through intentional work with all stakeholders motivates her to share strategies both professionally and in her local community. She is a graduate of Howard University and a doctorate student at George Washington University. As a licensed trainer for the International Institute of Restorative Practices she has formally trained over 200 staff in Frederick County including School Resource Officers on restorative practices.
Education Administrators, Teachers, School Psychologists/Guidance Counselors, School Resource Officers (SROs), Law Enforcement, Local/State Emergency Managers, Fusion Center Analysts, Crisis Intervention Units, Counselors & Mental Health Specialists, School Social Workers, School Safety Professionals, and other school safety stakeholders interested in attending Jeneen Beck’s presentation should register for the July 2021 MCSS School Safety Summer Conference at http://conference2021.safeschoolsmd.org/.