The goal of the NEISD Peer Mediation program is to implement comprehensive peer mediation/conflict resolution programs in grades PK-12 throughout the district. Through extensive training and follow up activities, staff and students are equipped with skills which help to create and sustain safe and respectful school climates. So students can be successful students and citizens.
On all middle and high school campuses in NEISD, peer mediation is implemented through the PAL program and serves as a key component in the services that the PALs provide to their schools. Implementation plans in elementary programs consist of the formation of peer mediation teams comprised of trained students who have been nominated by their peers, teachers, counselors and administrators.
Stone Oak Peer Mediators presented to NEISD counselors at our 2016 Spring Safe and Drug Free Campus Contact Training. Max Williams, Ava Childers, Mary McKinley Person, Patricio Lozano, Koleman Powell, and Julia Street are part of this very innovative mediation program at Stone Oak. Not only are they peer mediators, but they also are teachers. They teach younger students how to resolve conflict peacefully through a series of “mini-lessons” that they develop and facilitate. Ms. Mokate, Stone Oak Counselor and Peer Mediation Sponsor, shared that the younger students are entranced with their older peers teaching them these positive communication skills. Way to go, Stone Oak Peer Mediators!