LEXINGTON — Executive Director Margie Daniels is pleased to announce that the Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth will sponsor a hybrid conference on shifting mindsets and practices in the promotion of positive student outcomes.


Thursday, March 28; registration begins at 8:15 a.m.; Conference begins at 8:45 a.m.


Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical High School, 758 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA 02421


  • Courtney Balacco, M.Ed., LMHC, Executive Director of Student Support, Framingham Public Schools
  • Carolina Brito, M.Ed., Principal, Rafael Hernández Dual Language K-8 School, Boston Public Schools
  • Sara DeLuca, M.Ed., District Coordinator for School Wide PBIS/MTSS, Framingham Public Schools
  • Shavonne Lord, M.Ed., Director of Health & Wellness, Framingham Public Schools
  • Dennis Lynch, M.Ed., CAGS, Principal, Everett High School
  • Jess Madden-Fuoco, M.A., M.Ed., School Librarian and Restorative Justice Teacher, Margarita Muñiz Academy, Boston Public Schools
  • Jim Murphy, M.Ed., CAGS, Vice Principal, Everett High School
  • Robert Tremblay, Ed.D., Superintendent, Framingham Public Schools
  • Kerry Wood, M.Ed., Principal, Fuller Middle School, Framingham Public Schools


Massachusetts Schools are now obligated to reconsider traditional approaches to discipline and to minimize exclusionary measures in response to student misbehavior, and many schools are turning toward alternative practices to foster a genuine sense of community and inclusivity for all. 

This conference follows a related conference on building a restorative culture through multi-tiered systems of support. 

In this conference, participants will explore the ways in which decision-makers in schools must implement school or district-wide models to re-engage students in the learning process. This hybrid conference will focus on restorative justice, collaborative problem solving, and conflict resolution. Educators from the public schools in Boston, Everett, Framingham, and Weymouth will share their expertise in shifting mindsets and promoting positive student outcomes. 

About the Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth, Inc.

Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides training, fosters collaboration, and develops programming to increase the health and safety of students. MPY is committed to bringing cutting-edge information and high-quality trainings to constituents and endeavors to provide solution-oriented, community-based, multi-disciplinary approaches to reducing and ideally eliminating risky behaviors for youth. MPY Programming reaches nearly 6,000 educators per year in Massachusetts, spread across approximately 300 districts, with more than 150 webinars and over a dozen conferences. 

Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth is governed by a Board of Directors made up of school superintendents, police and fire chiefs, and other community leaders who work closely with MPY staff to deliver this mission. To learn more, visit: https://massachusettspartnershipsforyouth.com/

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