Educational Consultant, School Psychologist, Author, ROE School Works
Ondine Gross, M.S., Ed.M., is the author of Restore the Respect: How to Mediate School Conflicts and Keep Students Learning and a nationally certified school psychologist with over 30 years of experience. After graduating from UCLA and CSULA, Ondine launched her career in diverse California public school districts, where she was named an “Outstanding School Psychologist” from the California Association of School Psychologists. While in California, Ondine earned licenses as a marriage and family therapist and as a licensed educational psychologist. Moving to Illinois in 1993, Ondine became a licensed clinical professional counselor and worked for Champaign Unit #4 Schools as the Centennial High School Psychologist and Student Services Department Chair. Mid-career, Ondine earned her second Master’s Degree in Educational Policy, Organization, and Leadership from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign as well as her school administrator certification.
In 2011, Ondine piloted restorative school mediation at Centennial High School to improve teacher and student relationships. Observations and data showed positive results from school mediation and inspired Ondine to train others and write her book. As an educational consultant, Ondine meets with educators to engage in collaborative problem-solving, conducts workshops for school districts, and presents at national professional conferences, In June of 2018, Ondine was placed on the Fulbright Specialist Roster, making her eligible for projects with 150 host institutions around the globe.
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