Nathan Maynard

Nathan is a youth advocate, educational leader, and change maker. He is the co-author of Washington Post bestselling and award-winning Hacking School Discipline: 9 Ways to Create a Culture of Empathy and Responsibility Using Restorative Justice. Nathan also is the co-founder of BehaviorFlip, the first restorative behavior management software. Nathan studied Behavioral Neuroscience at Purdue University and has been facilitating restorative practices for over ten years. He was awarded “Youth Worker of the Year” through dedicating his time with helping underserved and underprivileged youth involved with the juvenile justice system in Indiana. He was on the founding administration team that opened Purdue University’s first high school in 2017, Purdue Polytechnic High School, serving youth in inner city Indianapolis, Indiana. Prior to his four years as a school administrator, he was a youth worker and program director in a youth residential treatment care center.

He is passionate about addressing the school-to-prison pipeline crisis and closing the achievement gap through implementing trauma-informed behavioral practices. Nathan has expertise in Dialectical Behavioral Coaching, Motivational Interviewing, Positive Youth Development, Restorative Justice, and Trauma-Informed building practices to assist with creating positive school climates.

Topics Available

  • Creating systems for Social-Emotional Supports
  • Thoughtfully applying SEL and Restorative Principles during and after COVID-19
  • Restorative Practices
    • Foundational
    • Deep dive around the principles of Hacking School Discipline
    • Restorative Circle Work
  • Virtual SEL and Restorative Practices (must already have foundational knowledge of topics)
  • Trauma-Informed Practices
  • MTSS with Restorative/SEL/Trauma Build (Personalized leadership team Virtual Coaching Sessions)

Contact Information

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