Peer Mediation Program
Program Director: Susan Parmar
The mission of the Peer Mediation program is to teach conflict management and communication skills, while ensuring a peaceful school environment.
The goals of Peer Mediation are to:
- Reduce conflict and violence and thereby improve the school climate;
- Teach problem solving and communication skills;
- Reduce time lost from instruction because teachers have to intervene in student conflicts
- Empower children to solve these problems
Students in grades kindergarten through twelve.
Peer Mediation at Walker
Students are encouraged to resolve conflicts with peers in a peaceful manner-through mediation. Mediations take place during the students' lunch periods. Students who have been trained as mediators in their elementary schools serve as peer mediators at Walker. An adult is always present during mediations to supervise the children and to offer assistance to the mediators as needed.
Peer Mediation at Clark
Each day all classes begin with “Community Meetings”. These gatherings teach children to communicate, solve problems, use peer mediation skills and develop organizational skills.