Why do we have peer mediators?
Rattlesnake Ridge Elementary Peer Mediators recognize that conflicts are a part of everyone’s life and students can responsibly and constructively solve their own conflicts. They strive to do the following on our school campus.
  • Resolve peer disputes that interfere with the educational process
  • Build a stronger sense of cooperation and school community
  • Improve the school environment by decreasing tension and hostility
  • Build self-esteem
  • Increase student participation and develop leadership skills
  • Improve student/student and student/teacher relationships

For all the reasons listed above, children understand and trust other children. They speak the same language and share common concerns. Student mediators do not pose a threat to other students because they do not represent authority. Rattlesnake Ridge elementary peer mediators consist of highly recommended and trained 4th, 5th and 6th graders.

If you have any questions about peer mediation feel free to contact the advisor Belinda Stevens, Rattlesnake Ridge Counselor, at 352-7000.