Adam Paredes (Program Director)

Adam Paredes, LMSW, has more than 11 years of experience in public education, serving as a school social worker, dean of students, and restorative justice coordinator. With prior work experience in early childhood trauma and adolescent emotional and behavioral disorders, Adam helped three small high schools in New York City successfully implement restorative practices in building healthier school cultures and strengthening student-teacher bonds. Before joining SEN, Adam served as director of high school admissions for NYCDOE’s Office of Student Enrollment, supporting high school principals with enrollment training, recruitment, and family engagement. Adam holds a BS in human services from St. John’s University and an MSW from New York University.