- Safety and violence
Rhonda Richetta, EdD, is the principal of City Springs Elementary/Middle School, a Baltimore City public charter school operated by the Baltimore Curriculum Project (BCP). Richetta has been principal of City Springs for 12 years. City Springs was once a failing school in Baltimore City; however, Richetta implemented restorative practices at City Springs in 2007, resulting in a tremendous transformation in school climate and a significant reduction in school suspensions. Richetta was named a Baltimore City Public School Transformational Principal in 2015, recognized by the district for going above and beyond the call of duty to profoundly and successfully transform the lives of their students, teachers, partners, and the community that surrounds them. Richetta recently served on the Maryland Commission for the School-to-Prison Pipeline and Restorative Practices. Before becoming the principal of City Springs, Richetta was first a special education teacher, and then the special education department head for BCPS.