Jacqueline Roebuck Sakho

Jacqueline Roebuck Sakho seeks to understand how structural racism is involved with discipline practices and the role educational leaders both internal and external of schools play in the ways in which racial disparity is enacted. She is a graduate research assistant for the Duquesne University, School of Education, UCEA Center for Educational Leadership and Social Justice. Sakho currently consults with Shadow Student Athletes Development Services, Inc., AIM pilot project in Pittsburgh Public Schools, and Youth Cast, Student and Parent Engagement to facilitate project development, educational outreach and engagement processes. She has a background in facilitative dialogue, program development, and transformative networking and has consulted with the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice at Berkeley Law School and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund in partnership with Atlantic Philanthropies, among others to assist in developing transformative tools for community based organizations and organizers serving in vulnerable communities. Roebuck Sakho has spoken throughout the US on innovative perspectives in the field of Restorative Justice approaches and practices in urban settings and in response to historical inequity. Sakho has an MA in conflict transformation from Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding and is a doctoral candidate in the School of Education at Duquesne University, examining racially inequitable discipline practices in schools through social justice lenses.