Debora Dutcher, (Secretary)
Debora serves as a High School Intervention Specialist and English as a Second Language Teacher. She has completed Graduate level training and implementation in restorative justice and restorative justice practices, including meditation, circle processes and Graduate level Certification in Peace and Conflict Transformation in Educational Settings. Her goal is to complete her Teaching English as a Second Language graduate certification and Restorative Justice in Education graduate endorsement by 2018. Some of Debora's volunteer experience includes serving as Board Member of the Pregnancy Crisis Center of Holmes County and serving with Mennonite Disaster Service numerous times over the past 30 years. She resides in rural Holmes County with her husband, Titus, who is a Family Physician. They have six adult children, including their in-laws, and one grandchild. Debora enjoys heirloom sewing, gardening, wilderness canoeing, biking, reading, expanding her multicultural children's literature library, and creating memories with family. Her dream for Connexus centers around working towards a more socially just and equitable learning environment for all children. She believes that restorative justice has an extensive role in helping to attain this dream. Debora also believes restorative justice is a process. Connexus offers opportunity for restorative justice discussions and practices to be implemented within the school culture. These discussions and practices assist in addressing the needs of disenfranchised students and students on the fringe, the challenges of poor attendance, graduation rates, low achievement and discipline concerns. She is also a firm believer that restorative justice contributions benefit students, teachers and the overall school culture.