The RPIA Board Members

Our Board of Directors bring diverse skills, perspectives, and life experiences to the table as we all work together to create and sustain excellence in our organization. This excellence includes the decision to always have an RPIA Student, currently represented by Jaleel, and an RPIA Teacher, currently represented by Andrew, as board members. We are proud to sit alongside each other in this work as we build Restorative Practices in Action.

Claire Miller
Claire MillerFounder and CEO
I believe in our work at RPIA because I believe in the voices who inspired it. It is an honor to partner with the educators, parents, and community partners who have shown me what is possible when people come together to empower students.
Jaleel Townsend
Jaleel TownsendBoard Vice President
I joined the RPIA team to help empower students. Being in Ms. Miller’s classroom transformed my education from simply regurgitating concepts on a test to taking ownership of my education and seeing how that can affect my community.
John Paul Brennan
John Paul BrennanBoard Member
I would like to deepen my relationships within the education community in the city that I love and call home. I care deeply about fighting against educational inequity and would like to return to my roots after a decade-long journey in education. Ultimately, it’s about helping students achieve transformative life outcomes no matter where they come from.
Natalie Williams
Natalie WilliamsBoard Member
Students of color deserve educators who believe in their leadership and act accordingly. RPIA is an organization working to radically transform urban classrooms: I am passionate about this type of school transformation that I deeply believe needs to happen nationwide.
Andrew Demuro
Andrew DemuroBoard Member
I joined the RPIA board in an effort to fundamentally shift the narrative around what transformational classroom culture looks, sounds, and feels like in American education.
Tynecia Wilson
Tynecia WilsonBoard Member
As a product of the public school system, I have identified the opportunities for improvement within our schools. I believe in student empowerment, student voice, and providing resources for those that nurture the minds of our future leaders; educators. I am joining RPIA to inspire, educate and change the system for generations to come.

RPIA Coaches

Our RPIA Coaches are previous RPIA Teachers who were selected by their peers as teacher-leaders who go above and beyond to empower their students and embody our organization’s core values. RPIA Coaches continue their work as teachers and co-facilitate our monthly cohort sessions, serving as examples of what it looks like to bring our mission to life in the classroom.

Amy Didona
Amy DidonaOverbrook School for the Blind, Middle School
Sarah Waslow-Washington
Sarah Waslow-WashingtonCassidy Elementary, 2nd Grade

Our Internship Program

RPIA is proud to partner with the University of Pennsylvania Nonprofit Leadership Program in their School of Social Policy & Practice. We select NPL interns who believe deeply in our mission and bring powerful skill sets that amplify the impact of our programming.

Our interns play a key role in our organization’s growth, enhancing data collection systems, media marketing strategy, and school impact reports. It is a pleasure welcoming our interns into our RPIA Community.

Jiao Du
Jiao DuMSF Program Student at Boston College
Holly Lynn
Holly LynnNPL Student at University of Pennsylvania

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