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Naomi Drew, M.A.

Naomi Drew, M.A., is the award-winning author of eight books. She is recognized around the world for her work in conflict resolution, peacemaking, and anti-bullying. Her work has been instrumental in introducing the skills of peacemaking into public education and has been recognized by educational leaders throughout the world.

United Nations staffer Michiko Kuroda praised her work, saying, “Naomi Drew has adapted the techniques of negotiation to the needs of children.” She has been called a “master teacher and pathfinder in our culture.” Her work has been featured in magazines and newspapers, and on radio and national TV, including NBC, The New York Times, Time magazine, and Parents magazine. She has also served as a peaceful parenting expert for Classroom Close-up, an Emmy-winning public television show.
Naomi is a dynamic speaker who has inspired audiences far and wide. She has served as a consultant to school districts, parent groups, and civic organizations and headed up the New Jersey State Bar Foundation’s Conflict Resolution Advisory Panel for nine years, training K–12 trainers to develop more harmonious schools. Her work is rooted in a deep desire to create a more peaceful future for all people, her own two sons being the genesis of this desire. Imprinted on her brain are Gandhi’s words: “If we are to reach real peace in the world . . . we shall have to begin with children.”

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Naomi is available to speak on these topics:
  • Bullying Prevention
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Kids and Anger Management
  • Peaceful Classrooms


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