Mediation and Facilitated Dialogue for School Communities, Workplaces and Families/Divorce
Kathleen Young, M.Ed. is not just a mediator; she’s a conflict resolution expert in the educational, workplace and family/divorce sectors and a true advocate of positive intent and dialogue. She believes that schools, workplaces and homes should be happy places, nurtured through intentional and strong connections. Kathleen is also very passionate about wellbeing in schools. As Program Coordinator of the General Education Alternative Dispute Resolution Office for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, she designed and managed this program. Prior to that, Kathy worked for twenty five years in public, private and special education settings. She served on the Management Leadership Team at a startup Middle School. She also worked as a Language-Based Program Coordinator, Drug and Alcohol Dependency Treatment Counselor for youth, grade-level Academic Dean, Social Studies Teacher, Mindfulness Coach and Chair of committees on Student Wellness. She now coaches school leaders on how to create healthier, happier school culture.
Beverly, MA 01915
Degrees and Experience
Kathleen is trained through Harvard Mediation Program, Mediation Works, Inc., Mediators without Borders, NonViolent Communication and Global Youth Courts. A Happiness Coach, she is trained in the facilitation of Empathy Circles. She holds an M.Ed. in Special Education, K-5 and 5-12 from Lesley University, and a B.A. in Political Science from Boston College. Continuously engaged in education and training, Kathleen is a tireless advocate for youth, schools, workplaces, families and communities.
Harvard Mediation Program
Mass Council on Family Mediation
AISNE (Association of Independent Schools of New England)
NELMS (New England League of Middle Schools)
Boston Business Women
North Shore Women in Business