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UMB Public Servant Of The Year: Shantay McKinily

Fri Oct 20, 2023
Thanks to Shantay McKinily, MS, Baltimore students have a voice, educators have the tools to transform their schools, and families have a resource in times of need.McKinily is director of the University of Maryland School of Social Work’s (UMSSW) Positive Schools Center (PSC), whose work is built on a strong racial justice understanding and equity focus, approaching school change through embedding restorative practices, trauma-responsive strategies, social-emotional learning, and community voice into schools’ routines, policies, and culture. Since leaving her role as a Baltimore principal to lead the center in 2017, McKinily has transformed it from a startup program into a nationally recognized educational innovation center.#RestorativeChange #SocialWork #education