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Tisha Marina Bernard

Tisha is the founder of  I Choose Peace Academy, whose educational mission is to empower young leaders with the courage, compassion, and leadership skills to create peace within themselves and their peers. As a bully prevention specialist, she has worked with hundreds of schools across the nation to help create a safe school environment. She is the the recipient of the 2009 Season for Non-Violence Local Hero Award from the Common Peace Center for the Advancement of Non-Violence. Tisha is aprofessional hoop dance performer and featured artist in the documentary The Hooping Life, I use hoops and dance education as a vehicle for social change.