Adjunct Lecturer

Janelle Stanley

Janelle Stanley works as a school social worker in a public transfer school in East Harlem running an Alternatives to Suspension program she created to lower out-of-school suspension rates. Prior to her career in the Department of Education, Janelle worked for a decade in technologies and business change management. She presents at conferences nationally and internationally on the school-to-prison pipeline, conflict de-escalation, religion and spirituality in social work practice, trauma-informed services, and the implementation of restorative practices and programs in schools. Janelle also holds a second degree black belt in Goju-Ryu Karate, and teaches self-defense workshops for women, LGBTQ groups, and others who are particularly impacted by violence.