Kerri Berkowitz

Founder, Restorative Practices Trainer & Implementation Specialist, Relational Roots


Kerri Berkowitz stands at the forefront of a rapidly shifting landscape of educational practice across the nation; one that establishes an environment grounded in trusting relationships and equitable disciplinary processes. In her early years as a school social worker in Southeast San Francisco, Kerri witnessed the undeniable relationship between school climate and academic achievement. This motivated her to assume the Restorative Practices (RP) Program Administrator role for the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) back in 2010.

During her tenure in this role, Kerri established a solid foundation and infrastructure for sustainable implementation of RP across the school district. Under her leadership, the California School Board Association publicly recognized SFUSD for designing and implementing an inclusive RP strategic plan and highly engaging training series.