Steffi Berkowitz, an award winning educator, national and international trainer and former school district ombudsman-mediator, earned bachelor and master’s degrees in speech/language pathology and communication disorders from the University of Miami. Steffi earned a second master’s degree in dispute resolution from Pepperdine University School of Law-Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. She is managing partner of the Berkowitz Civility Group, a firm specializing in education conflict and risk management, providing training, mediation, investigation and advocate services for schools and workplaces involved in or affected by harassment, intimidation and bullying. . .
Steffi is a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution, Mediators Beyond Borders and holds the trademark for the "Peaceful Mind Tree," a stress release tool to promote conflict competence. She is privileged to be mom to Joshua, an attorney with J.A. Berkowitz, P.L. and Lindsay, a PhD graduate student in Sociology at Berkeley.