Peer Mediation

Peer Mediation

Oakbrook Middle School Eagles have the opportunity to serve their school community by acting as a peer mediators.  Mrs. Catherine Wilhoit, Esq. of Addressing Basic Conflict visits all sixth grade classrooms each Fall delivering lessons on conflict resolution.  Mrs. Wilhoit highlights the importance of resolving conflicts effectively by describing the legal system’s response to unhealthy or unresolved conflicts, an area she has much experience in as a practicing attorney.  Catherine also returns one Saturday to give extra training and certify students who wish to become official OMS Peer Mediators.  She works in unison with Mrs. Frank-O’Connell, to coordinate and schedule the events.  This program supports our mission and vision by teaching students to be creative, life-long problem solvers.  They are encouraged to use exceptional creativity, social skills, and compassion when solving the social problems brought forth by our school community.