Dominique Smith, MSW is working towards his doctorate degree at SDSU. He is a Vice Principal at Health Sciences High and Middle College (HSHMC) located in San Diego, CA. Dominique has helped transform HSHMC to become a restorative school with his efforts of being the leader of restorative practices for the past seven years. He is a consultant and trainer for the International Institute of Restorative Practices (IIRP) and recently published a book with authors Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey, “Better than Carrots and Sticks.” In 2014 Dominique was the recipient of the National School Safety Advocacy Award. Dominique focuses on creating a well-rounded school climate to allow the growth of all students to become the best student they can be. He believes students have the right to feel like they have a future and can be successful no matter any situation.