Students, Teachers, and Leaders Addressing Bullying in Schools

  • Christa Boske
  • Azadeh Osanloo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
    1. Christa Boske
      Pages 1-21
    2. Azadeh Osanlo
      Pages 23-32
  2. Voices from Youth in Schools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Chris Board
      Pages 35-39
    3. Emily Wirth
      Pages 41-43
    4. I was the Shy and Awkward Girl Mariyah
      Pages 49-51
    5. Devin Jontez McMiler
      Pages 53-56
    6. Leah Bailey
      Pages 59-59
    7. Edward Valentin
      Pages 61-62
    8. Aajah Chapman
      Pages 63-64
    9. Erica Howard
      Pages 65-67
    10. Angely Boske
      Pages 69-75
    11. Kiara Kane
      Pages 77-78
    12. Destiny Pufenbarger
      Pages 79-80
  3. Voices from Concerned Families and Community Members

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Brad Sinick
      Pages 83-95
    3. Jennifer Turley
      Pages 97-103
    4. Jonathan W. Gill
      Pages 105-107
    5. Kim Mosyjowski, Joan Mosyjowski
      Pages 109-116
    6. Dwayne Steward
      Pages 117-122
    7. Logan Sherman
      Pages 123-132
    8. Bradley Rhodes
      Pages 133-138
    9. Mandy A. Cenker-Miller
      Pages 139-148
    10. Martinez E-B
      Pages 149-151
    11. Katie Miler
      Pages 153-156
  4. Voices from Educators and Scholars in the Field

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Bernard Oliver
      Pages 159-168
    3. Kimberly Meredith
      Pages 169-188
    4. Amanda Hudnall
      Pages 193-197
    5. Karen Andrus Tollafield
      Pages 219-224
    6. Darla Wagner
      Pages 225-228
    7. Bernard Oliver
      Pages 261-280
    8. Christa Boske
      Pages 281-303
    9. Paul Saltzman
      Pages 305-307
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 309-318

About this book


The importance of Boske and Osanloo’s approach to identifying the crisis of bullying in our society lives within the personal stories shared in this book. Readers are reminded that victims of bullying are our own friends, neighbors and classmates, and those at every level in the community are challenged to be part of the solution. The hatred carried out by those who bully impacts all of us, not only the individual victims. Students, Teachers, and Leaders Addressing Bullying in Schools captures the tragedy victims face and the urgency of creating a new dialogue amongst our educators.
– Judy Shepard, Founder, Matthew Shepard Foundation

The most important experts on bullying are the students, parents, and educators who wrestle with its impact every day. In this book, Boske and Osanloo place them at the center of the dialogue to design lasting solutions and spur the national conscience into action. Bias-based bullying complicates systemic solutions by activating the “isms” and “phobias” that plague us all. The bold collective behind this book calls us to get over our own stuff and double down on our efforts to create safe and affi rming schools for all students.
– Eliza Byard, PhD, Executive Director, GLSEN

The brilliance and boldness of this book lie in two distinguishing features. First, inspired by the Boske and Osanloo’s vision, the contributors discuss bullying as precisely what it is: not an interpersonal challenge, not a cross-cultural tension, not an issue that can be conflict-mediated away, but a social justice concern that is connected to bigger societal conditions and injustices. Secondly, Boske and Osanloo reject the idea that academics are the experts of everybody’s experiences, and so they open the space on the pages of their book to the targets of bullying and their on-the-ground advocates. The result is revolutionary. If you think you understand bullying, I dare you to read this book.
– Paul Gorski, Founder, EdChange, & Associate Professor, Integrative Studies at
George Mason University


Bullying K-12 Schools School Leaders Diversity Cultural Responsiveness

Editors and affiliations

  • Christa Boske
    • 1
  • Azadeh Osanloo
    • 2
  1. 1.Kent State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.New Mexico State UniversityUSA

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