Catherine Cranston

Educator-Trainer

Training and Education

BA in Education from Minnesota State University

MA in Educational Leadership from St. Mary's University, Minnesota

Teacher North St. Paul Minnesota (20 years)  Alternative Middle School and Elementary

Teacher Fergus Falls, Minnesota (6 years)  Middle School


I received my Restorative Justice Training from Kris Miner at the St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice Program in River Falls, WI.  I was the circle keeper for Underage Consumption Circles, Safe Teen Driving Circles, Victim Impact Panels, Community Conferences and have co-trained teachers in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan.  I have been consistently using circles  and restorative practices in my own classroom,  school wide Tier II Problem Solving Circles, and staff meetings for over a decade.  


Implementing Restorative Practices and Circles in my classroom changed everything about my teaching and dramatically improved the culture in my classroom and school building.