In the fall of 2015, the Palm Valley School faculty and staff all received the foundational level training in the No Bully program. No Bully is a San Francisco based program that provides "a step-by-step process and set of interventions to prevent and stop bullying" in schools. Faculty are trained to recognize and address issues that range from conflict between students and true bullying. Additionally, several faculty members were trained as Solution Coaches. In instances of true bullying, students are referred to a Solution Coach for further action. Solution Teams that help to address issues of bullying are designed to be non-punitive, effective methods to leverage empathy and allow students to help one another. A Leadership team consisting of parents, administrators, and trained faculty was formed to oversee the ongoing implementation of this program at PVS, as well as provide ongoing training for parent, faculty, and students.
PVS No Bully Leadership Team
Christa Jones, Parent
Susan Rice, Head of School
Andee Steinman, Head of Upper School
Jen Clark, Faculty
Annette Van Vliet
For more information about how this program works and for more resources on how to talk to your children about bullying or conflict issues, go to the No Bully website.