RBHS Restorative Justice & the C.A.R.E. Team

The culture and climate at Ron Brown College Preparatory High School
have been purposefully and thoughtfully crafted to reflect the institutional mission of
empowering Young Kings to be their optimal self while disrupting trajectories of dysfunction and captivity.


The C.A.R.E. Team is the primary curator of culture and climate experiences within the Ron Brown High School community from tier one, whole school norms to secondary group interventions to tertiary responsiveness to difficulties and crises. The C.A.R.E. Team works at the intersection of vision and action specific to educating the whole person. Given the peril and bleak outcomes related to educational and social outcomes for young men of color in the District of Columbia and country at large, the C.A.R.E. Team is part of Ron Brown’s comprehensive initiative to disrupt the school to prison pipeline through the empowerment of Young Kings as a catalysts for social and economic change.


RBHS C.A.R.E. Team

The C.A.R.E. Team is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of professionals including the school social worker, school counselors, school psychologist, director of empowerment and culture, administrator, and administrator’s assistant as designated by the principal. This cross section of professionals allows the C.A.R.E. Team to comprehensively address culture, climate, restorative phenomena, and social/emotional learning for Young Kings through both policy and systemic structures. Through whole school moves such as our daily community circles, social and emotional learning classes, and a comprehensive behavior intervention system, the C.A.R.E. Team brings its diverse skill set to bear in a way that delivers love and affection grounded in culturally responsive, evidenced based practices.


Push & Support

The C.A.R.E. Team aims to show up for Young Kings as a consistent source of both push and support. Conversations, policies, restorative & support circles, teacher consultation, professional development, behavior tracking, community engagement, and strategic intervention are all integral pieces of the C.A.R.E.Team’s function.


RBHS C.A.R.E. Team Members

Dr. Charles Curtis, School Psychologist and Restorative Justice Coordinator
Dr. Arman Lakes, School Counselor
Mr. Shatane Porter, School Counselor
Dr. Roosevelt Cohens, Social Worker
Ms. Schalette Poteat, ELA Teacher
Mr. Dawaine Cosey, Director of Empowerment
Mr. Gary Payne, Social Worker
Mr. Nelson Greene, Dean of Students
Ms. Glenda Waters, Social Worker
Ms. Courtney Jordan, Pathways Counselor
Ms. Crystal Lewis, Reflective Room Special Education Teacher
Mr. Michael Sims, Reflective Room Coordinator



Through commitment, skill, and love, the C.A.R.E. Team is responsible for the empowerment of the Young Kings at Ron Brown.

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Top to bottom, left to right: Curtis, Lakes, Porter, Cohens, Poteat, Cosey, Payne, Greene, Waters, Jordan, Lewis, & Sims.