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Let's transform the classroom.

Help your school develop and infuse social-emotional learning, restorative practices and trauma-informed strategies through the creation of sustainable and effective behavior management strategies

Our Five Pillars

Highfive uses five core research-based pillars to increase student behavioral success.
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Recognizing and honoring the dignity of each student’s culture and identity. 

Restorative Practices

Building belonging, taking accountability, and repairing the harm of actions.

Applied Neuroscience

Using brain-based and developmentally appropriate strategies to coach students.


Grounded in the understanding and responsiveness of the impacts of trauma.

Future of Work Skills

Preparing students to be successful and adaptable in an ever-changing society.
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Meet the Team

We are a group of passionate and experienced educators eager to share our knowledge of restorative practices, behavioral neuroscience, trauma informed practices and much more!

Nathan Maynard

CEO & Cofounder, Consultant, and Co-Author of Hacking School Discipline

Dr. Luke Roberts

Co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer

Brad Weinstein

Co-founder, Director of Community Engagement, and Co-Author of Hacking School Discipline

Valerie Arechiga

Director of Partnerships and Lead Consultant

Dr. Melissa Groff

Director of Operations and Lead Consultant

Rachel Patton

Systems Administrator

Liz Toruno

Director of Culture and Equity

Dr. Benjamin Lester

Director of Restorative Community Schools and Lead Consultant


Chief Technology Officer

Amy Miller

Director of HR

Ready to start building a positive community culture?

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