Dorothy Vaandering

Dr. Dorothy Vaandering, associate professor at the Faculty of Education, Memorial University, Newfoundland, and Labrador was a Primary-Elementary educator for 20 years. She draws on life experience, her teaching experience and her research experience to now explore the implementation and sustainability of restorative justice in education. She works to connect theory and practice in her current role as researcher and teacher-educator designing and implementing innovative, transformative professional development approaches built on the principles and practices of restorative justice. Most recently she is challenged by the realities of colonization past and present, and working to understand reconciliation as a settler-Canadian. She is the author and co-author of a variety of academic and professional publications including The Little Book of Restorative Justice in Education. She is the Director of Relationships First: Restorative Justice Education Research & Resource Consortium in NL.


Memorial University Faculty Profile
Relationships First - Restorative Justice, NL