Degree Date


Document Type

Dissertation - Public Access

Degree Name

Ed.D. Doctor of Education

Academic Discipline

Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Dr. Dale Moxley

Second Advisor

Dr. Tamara Cornwell

Third Advisor

Dr. Carla Sparks


The rationale for this study was to evaluate the use of restorative practices at One Elementary School. During this evaluation process, I sought to discover the pros and cons of the Restorative Practices program being implemented at this school. Additionally, I sought out responses to my secondary/sub-questions to discover ways that the program’s effectiveness could be enhanced. Furthermore, my desire was to discern the effects that the program’s implementation had on the school's African American/At-Risk population. The data embedded within this study reflects the results of the Restorative Practices program implementation. My findings support the efficacy of Restorative Practices at improving student behavior, attendance rates, and academic outcomes. Therefore, my recommendations support the use of Restorative Practices amongst African American/At-Risk student populations to promote the highest student achievement.