Jorge Santos has been a NYC educator for 5 years. He is a restorative justice coordinator and a special education teacher at a school in Brooklyn, NY. Jorge is part of the school’s Instructional Leadership Team as well as the Culture & Equity Team which focuses on creating an antiracist and equitable learning environment.
Jorge is a restorative justice advocate who believes in building community and empowering student voices. He encourages social and emotional growth for students experiencing trauma instead of the traditional school disciplinary methods. He believes education and restorative justice practices are tools where students can examine social justice issues and become active citizens impacting their communities. Jorge has spoken at various conferences and panels discussing restorative justice, racial equity, decolonizing curriculums, and building an antiracist school community.
Jorge Santos holds Masters Degrees in Criminology and in Special Education from St. John’s University; influencing his work through his background in understanding factors that cause individuals to commit harm and the work to repair those relationships.
He is the content creator for the social media platform @RestoringRacialJustice where he uses content to inspire learning around race, racial inequities, social justice movements and multicultural history. Jorge is a published writer who has contributed to several outlets.