Rufus Lott III is the founder of Lott Educational Consulting and lead consultant specializing in the area of restorative practices in schools. Most recently he served the North East Independent School District in San Antonio as the assistant principal of Edward H. White Middle School. Lott played an instrumental role in the development and implementation of restorative practices as an alternative method for managing student behavior. This innovative, whole-school approach was the first of its kind in the state of Texas, and has been considered the blueprint that many campuses across the state are following. Lott has 15 years of experience in elementary and middle school as a classroom practitioner and administrator. As a former administrator, his passion is rooted in social justice and working with educators to better serve diverse student populations. His focus is on teaching real-life, applicable strategies that are essential for educators to utilize when working with both students and teachers. As the Founder of Lott Educational Consulting, he teaches an array of topics to teachers and administrators from leadership development to teacher coaching and classroom management.