What is Peer Mediation?
The Peer Mediation Program is a conflict resolution program. Peer mediation is used when a conflict arises that teachers/administrators believe can be resolved amongst the students' peer group. The program coordinator is Micki Smith. She is responsible for training the mediators in the conflict resolution process. The trained peer mediators handle the mediation process alongside the students who have been recommended for the mediation. When the mediation is concluded when both paries have voiced thier issues and a mutual agreement/acknowledgement is reached. If it is not resolved, the mediators turn it over to the Assistant Principals. The program provides characteristics such as empathy, understanding, and tolerance. Students learn to work out minor issues amongst themselves, an important life skill in today's climate.