RCD Schools typically see a significant improvement not only in behavior management, but also in school climate, student and teacher satisfaction and ultimately academic success.
Angela Thompson, M.Ed., is a Certified Master Trainer. She is also co-author of Give ‘em Five: A Five-Step Approach to Handling Challenging Moments with Students (K-6 and 6-12). She has nearly 20 years of experience in elementary education as a classroom teacher.
Although Angela enjoys the opportunity to travel throughout North America to train fellow educators, she misses the excitement of being in the classroom. Angela brings her knowledge and passion for working with young children to “Responsibility-Centered Discipline”, or RCD.
Angela has experienced firsthand how Give ‘em Five conversations, and the “Response-Ability” Process can transform classrooms and help even the toughest young students.
Kevin Roulhac, M. Ed., brings a unique approach to Responsibility-Centered Discipline (RCD), he was a student in an RCD school, and credits the model to helping him through very difficult times as a student. He has a true passion for the RCD model and has seen its transformative power as a student, teacher and school leader.
Kevin has been a classroom teacher and has served in a variety of leadership roles in his current school district. He brings a new, exciting and innovative approach to classroom instruction and classroom management. Kevin has also played a large role in developing a number of district wide technology initiatives and technology-centered professional learning opportunities. He has a passion for helping educators be as successful as they can be in the classroom.
Sherri Conrad, M.Ed. has served students in a number of different capacities in her career as an educator. She served passionately as a classroom teacher at the elementary, middle and high school levels. She also served as a district curriculum director and reading specialist before accepting the leadership position at an elementary school. In her role as principal, Sherri and her staff successfully implemented the Responsibility-Centered Discipline program, and enjoyed the process of watching students grow and staff morale improve. As an RCD Certified Master Trainer, one of Sherri’s greatest joys is to observe students being accountable for their actions while student and teacher relationships are preserved.
Keenan Tolbert, M.Ed., began his career as a classroom teacher and coach in New York State — and has worked at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Following a district-wide facilities merger, the need for a more consistent and effective approach to student discipline and management was recognized. Keenan accepted the role of Dean of Students at the combined middle school, and was charged with reforming school discipline. Following the core principles of Responsibility- Centered Discipline, he facilitated a major shift in the school’s approach – an approach that has transformed how students, teachers and administrators view school discipline.
Under Keenan’s leadership, together with Principal Rick Kimble, his school has become an RCD National Model School. They have experienced a significant decline in student behavioral incidents and office referrals, and the joy of watching students take responsibility for their own behaviors and personal growth. Keenan now not only works daily at supporting and training his colleagues, but also helps schools throughout North America succeed with the RCD process
Shawn Henderson, M.Ed., has served as a teacher and administrator at both the middle and high school level. As a principal he was one of the “early adoptors” of Responsibility-Centered Discipline – implementing the program successfully more than five years ago.
Shawn is currently Director of Field Experiences at Fort Hays State University, where he works in training pre-service teachers and developing mutually beneficial partnerships with PreK-12 school districts all over Kansas and across the nation.
Shawn recently accepted the challenge of redesigning the classroom management curriculum for the College of Education. He immediately turned to his RCD experience as a building administrator, and put together a course that is focused on skill-building and role-rehearsals. He teaches the classroom management course both on-campus and in an online environment.
Helping schools build systems that help kids learn to take responsibility for their behaviors, and thus, create an environment that brings out the best in everyone.