is currently a Restorative Justice/Measures Consultant, Trainer,
Teacher and Circle Keeper. Her past experience includes: being
Coordinator for the Seward Neighborhood Restorative Justice
Initiative, Community Resource Coordinator for the Seward
Neighborhood Group, Coordinator/Teacher/Community and Parent
Liaison for Cedar Riverside Community School. Jamie assisted in
development of the Children and Family Services Program and the
Teen Medical Clinic at the Cedar Riverside People’s Center, was
Youth and Family Advocate at the Brian Coyle Community Center, and
a Counselor at St. Joseph’s Home for Children.
She holds a BA from Metropolitan State University in Human
Services: Counseling and Intervention and an MA Degree from St.
Mary’s University in Human Development: Restorative Justice /
Measures / Circle Process (Masters Thesis Title: Philosophy and
Function of Peacemaking Circles in Communities and Schools).
goals Jamie met in graduate school are:
knowledge of the worldwide history, dynamics and applications of
numerous approaches to school/community based restorative
understanding and knowledge of spiritual development
has received training in Family Group Conferencing and Victim
Offender Mediation and Dialogue and has extensive training in
Circle Process including Nares Mountain Wilderness Camp in the
Yukon Territory. She has taught Circle Process to educators and
community activists for over ten years in many schools and
communities throughout the state of Minnesota, the country, and the University
of Minnesota Center for Restorative Justice and Peacemaking.
When Jamie heard the definition of a
“calling” by F. Buechner...“When a deep gladness in your
heart meets a deep need in the world”...she knew she was
“called” to keeping the Circle strong and present in
communities and schools.