Skinner Middle School’s Deans of Discipline for 2022-2023 are Jessica Fairbanks (formerly Hale) and Miguel Martinez-Mendoza. Ms. Horton is our Restorative Practice Coordinator.
The Restorative Philosophy at Skinner challenges the idea that suspensions are an effective disciplinary tool; therefore, suspensions are only implemented when absolutely necessary. Instead, Ms. Fairbanks, Mr. Martinez-Mendoza and Ms. Horton prefer to utilize inclusionary techniques that seek to help students identify how misbehavior impacts their education, as well as the education of their classmates. Some techniques used are:
We at Skinner understand that the term discipline refers to training, and Ms. Fairbanks, Mr. Martinez-Mendoza’s and Ms. Horton’s objective is to help train our scholars to be prepared to make positive choices in life that will help them to become successful adults.