2021 ISN Conference & WRCCS School Development Day has ended
Equity and Engagement in our new Educational Environment.
avatar for Roderick 'Rudy' Bankston

Roderick 'Rudy' Bankston

i am We Coaching and Mentoring
Founder and President
Roderick “Rudy” Bankston is a committed educator, Restorative Justice practitioner, and writer. His powerful story describes his experience as a survivor of the school-to-prison pipeline and surfaces and explores intersecting themes that include identity, equity, justice, trauma and resiliency.

After gaining his freedom in 2015, Rudy began working for the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD); first serving as a Peace Room Liaison at Memorial High School. He added a second position guiding students’ learning and growth within ‘Restore’, the district’s expulsion abeyance program. The following school year, he transitioned into a Central Office position as a Restorative Justice Coach to support engagement of Restorative Justice across all levels of the organization. He left MMSD in August 2019 and continues his work engaging Restorative Justice as a founding member of Small Fire, LLC. and founder and president of i Am We Classics and i am We Coaching and Mentoring.

Rudy has served as an adjunct professor at Edgewood College and currently is a consultant with the National Equity Project and various schools, serves on the board for the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice (NACRI), and is a member of the Black Educators Network.

Rudy’s published works include a novel, ‘Shed So Many Tears,’ a collection of Haiku, ‘Snippets of Soul in Seventeen Syllables,’ and a book of poetry, ‘Buried Alive.’ His books are available for purchase through iamweclassics.com.

My Speakers Sessions

Monday, April 12

4:00pm CDT

Tuesday, April 13

6:30pm CDT

Wednesday, April 14

6:30pm CDT

Thursday, April 15

4:00pm CDT

6:30pm CDT

  • Timezone
  • Filter By Date 2021 ISN Conference & WRCCS School Development Day Apr 12 -16, 2021
  • Filter By Type
  • Book Exploration
  • Breakout Session
  • Interactive Movie Experience: 13th
  • Jamboard Series
  • WRCCS School Development Day

Twitter Feed