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Laura Mooiman

Laura's Positive & Restorative approach uniquely combines PBIS, Restorative Practices, and Wellness Centers which brought her recognition nationally and internationally. During her 10 years as Project Director of Napa Valley Unified School District Laura's implementation resulted in:

  • 77% decline in suspensions

  • 99% decrease in expulsions

  • 99% tile in school climate scores in California.

Laura Mooiman, LCSW is an American based in The Netherlands who specializes in international educational consulting.  She provides keynote addresses, professional development training, coaching, and consultation to educators and professionals wanting to improve school culture, safety, and student behavior. She is an adjunct faculty member at Saint Mary's College of California and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).  Most recently she was the Project Director for the Wellness Program and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) at Napa Valley Unified School District.


Laura is a leading expert on how to implement evidence-based approaches to school discipline and classroom management in schools that lead to real results. Services are focused on the areas of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS/MTSS), Restorative Practices, Wellness Centers, school safety and violence prevention and bullying and harassment prevention.  Laura works collaboratively with administrators and teachers to implement school-wide restorative practices including community building circles, conflict resolution circles, and bullying intervention.

Laura holds a Masters in Social Work degree from University of California Los Angeles and has over 20 years’ experience in the US as a school district administrator, social worker in elementary, middle, and high schools, special education, County Probation, County Mental Health, Child Protective Services, and in Private Practice. Laura is a consultant for multiple NIH and IES research grants and a recipient of two US Congressional Recognition for Outstanding Service to the Community in 2007 and 2015. Laura is a Restorative Practices Trainer, trained by the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP), a Registered Qualified Trainer for the European Forum for Restorative Justice (EFRJ) and a consultant to schools and districts internationally.



  • International School of Prague, Czech Republic

  • Universitat de Vic - Universitat Central de Catalunya, Spain

  • GEMS American Academy, Abu Dhabi

  • International School Beijing, Dulwich College

  • International School of The Hague, The Netherlands

  • ALTRA Schools, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


  • ACCEPT Edcuational Collaborative, Boston, Massachusetts

  • Calistoga Joint Unified School District, California

  • Columbus City Schools, Ohio

  • Community Teamwork, Lowell Massachusetts

  • Howell Mountain Elementary School District, California

  • Lincoln County School District, Oregon

  • Lynwood Unified School District, California

  • Napa County Office of Education, California

  • Napa Valley Unified School District

  • Nimbus Arts, St. Helena, California

  • North Lawrence Community Schools, Bedford, Indiana 

  • Oak Grove School District, San Jose, California

  • Oroville School District, California

  • Pajaro Valley Unified Schools, Watsonville, California

  • Petaluma City Schools, California

  • Port Angeles School District, Washington

  • Sonoma County SELPA, California

  • Sonoma Valley School District, California

  • St. Helena Unified School District, California

  • Woodland Joint Unified School District, California

  • Winters Joint Unified School District, California

  • Washington Unified School District, California

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker –      California & Colorado

  • Certified Trainer - International Institute for Restorative Practices (

  • Registered Qualified Trainer -             European Forum for Restorative Justice

  • Pupil Personnel Services Credential -School Social Work & Child Welfare & Attendance 

  • Administrative Services Credential - California


  • European Forum for Restorative Justice, Pamplona Spain, June 2023, RJ in Schools Policy Recommendations

  • IIRP World Conference 2023 "Integrating PBIS with Restorative Practices to Co-Create Your School Culture"

  • FAQs Restorative Practices in Schools - Eric Butler, Michelle Stowe, Laura Mooiman // RJWorld 2022

  • RJWorld eConference August, 2020 “Integrating PBIS and Restorative Practices”

  • International Institute of Restorative Practices European Conference, Kortrijk Belgium, May 2019, “Integrating PBIS and Restorative Practices”

  • Napa Wellness Conference, March 2018, "Using an MTSS Model to Create a Wellness Center without Breaking the Bank.”

  • International SWPBS Conference, Utrecht, The Netherlands, November 2017 “Integrating PBIS and Restorative Practices”

  • California PBIS Conference, Sacramento, CA, October 2017, “Creating a School Wellness Program Using an MTSS Model

  • Northwest PBIS Conference, Portland OR, February 2016, ”Integrating PBIS and Restorative Practices: How to Implement Anything without Really Trying”

  • UO Real Solutions in Classroom Management Webinar, University of Oregon Real Solutions, with Jeff Sprague and Laura Mooiman (2016)

  • PBIS National Leadership Forum, Chicago IL, October 2014, “Integrating PBIS and Restorative Practices: How to Implement Anything without Really Trying”

  • Northwest PBIS Conference, Portland OR, February 2014 with Dr. Jeffrey Sprague (University of Oregon, Institute on Violence and Destructive Behavior), “From Restorative Justice to Restorative Discipline in Schools: Challenges and Opportunities”

  • National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Conference, Washington DC, February 2014 with Dr. Steve Perry and Dr. Laura Ryan

  • Northern California Safe and Healthy Schools Conference, Berkeley CA, November 2013, with Napa Police Department and Napa County Office of Education, “Integrating a Tipline into your School Safety Plan to Address Bullying”

  • School Social Worker Association of America National Conference, San Diego CA, March 2013, with Dr. Laura Ryan, “School Social Worker as PBIS Champion and District Change Agent”

  • PBIS National Leadership Forum, Chicago IL, October 2012, with Dr. Jeffrey Sprague (University of Oregon, Institute on Violence and Destructive Behavior), “From Restorative Justice to Restorative Discipline in Schools: Challenges and Opportunities”

  • Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Every Child Counts Symposium, Monterey CA, January 2013, “Matching District Policy & Procedures to Research: PBIS, Reteaching, and Restorative Justice as the Only Options”

  • Association of Latino Administrators & Superintendents (ALAS) 8th Annual Summit on Hispanic Education, San Francisco CA, October 2011 with Francisco Reveles (Professor Sacramento State University), “Beyond the Gang Member Paradigm: Effective School Leadership for Latino Students”

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Laura Ryan, EdD

Director Academic Planning & Analytics

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Laura is a leader with a vision and the ability to create systemic change that is a mile wide and a mile deep.

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Mike Coughlin,

Special Education Coordinator

Napa Valley Unified School District

Let’s not underestimate the impact that Laura Mooiman, as a dedicated & individual talent, has had on our district! In my opinion, her highly skilled, supportive and relentless focus is one of the primary factors in the cultural shift we have made.

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