Marius J Massie
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Marius Massie is a program specialist and national trainer for Check & Connect at the Institute on Community Integration (ICI), University of Minnesota. Mr. Massie provides support and training to districts and community-based organizations implementing Check & Connect across the country. He also provides follow-up trainings in the form of fidelity of implementation workshops for sites already implementing Check & Connect. As a national trainer, he partners with sites to assess their needs and customizes training to meet their strategic plans. He is passionate about using systems to improve relationships and culture.
Prior to working at ICI, Mr. Massie spent a number of years in professional development and youth empowerment serving reputable organizations like West Metro Education Program, YMCA, and a variety of Twin Cities school districts including Eden Prairie Schools, Saint Louis Park Public Schools, and St. Anthony-New Brighton Schools, and Independent School District 191. He specializes in shifting negative mindsets, leveraging personal skills, and promoting healthy workforce culture—by scaling individual transformation from one person to many. His work to support adult social and emotional learning through trauma awareness, restorative practices, and personal leadership has propelled a more inclusive and equitable approach to teaching and discipline.
Mr. Massie received his undergraduate education at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities earning a Bachelor of Arts in Interdepartmental Studies (Psychology, Speech Communication, and Sociology) and his restorative practices certification from the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP). When he's not working, Mr. Massie loves to dance, sing, write, be active, and share cherished moments with loved ones.