Peer Mediation and Bullying Prevention:
School Mediation Associates
Since founding School Mediation Associates in 1984, Richard has worked with hundreds of schools and trained over 10,000 young people and educators in a range of practical programs including peer mediation, bullying prevention, student leadership and restorative practices.
Richard’s books and e-newsletter are used by educators around the world. He has served as a Senior Adjunct Professor at the University of Massachusetts and at Cambridge College.
He lives with his wife and two children in Massachusetts. Richard loves music, swimming, and eating peaches.
Amy Flemming has been working in the Public Schools since 1991. A graduate of UMASS in School Psychology, she has worked in the Wellesley Public Schools, Franklin Public Schools, Framingham Public Schools and is currently employed by the Newburyport Public Schools. She co-coordinates the Nock Middle School Peer Mediation program, and has been passionately involved with peer mediation for about ten years.
Together with Patricia Bernheart, former School Psychologist at the Molin School in Newburyport, Amy is responsible for the implementation of a whole-system approach to bullying prevention.
Amy lives in the woods in Andover, Massachusetts with her husband and daughter.