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Stan Baker

After a career as a teacher from grades 3 to 12 and an elementary principal in other school boards, Stan retired from the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board (KPRDSB) in June 2016 as the Safe Schools Resource Teacher responsible for Violence Threat Risk Assessments(VTRA), school climate surveys, Situation Table Chair in Northumberland and Restorative Practice Coordinator for the Board. Stan also served as a school district behaviour specialist  in KPRDSB. Stan is a trainer in Formal Conferencing with the IIRP and has trained teachers in using circles in the classroom. The retirement lasted one week when he was hired part-time by the Durham Regional Police to be the Durham Connect Coordinator, a Situation or HUB table from September 2016 to December 2018.  As a member of the Restorative Practices Consortium of Ontario, Stan was one of the coordinators of the Restorative Practice Resource Project: tools and successful practices for restorative schools supporting student achievement and well being, an Ontario Ministry of Education project from 2015 – 18 which is available on this website. Stan’s work on absenteeism is driven by his interest in early detection and interventions of caring adults with students at risk of becoming chronically absent.