• John Converse is an International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) Certified Trainer and serves all our member districts through customized professional development. Most recently he has worked with Washington, Kirkwood and Francis Howell school districts on Restorative Practices training. John has worked in education for over 13 years including serving as an Administrator and Teacher in a high-risk, low-income district for more than 10 years. He is passionate about building relationships between students, teachers and community members.