Recognizing how conflict impacts human interaction and can interfere with meeting the needs of students, Odilla Sidime is diligent about empowering families and schools to work strategically and creatively to generate options for appropriately serving and supporting students. She is the founder of Resolve Conflict Management Services which helps families and schools work through the roadblocks that often prevent students from accessing the resources, accommodations and services they require to thrive in the educational environment.
Conflict Management Specialist
RESOLVE Conflict Management Services
P.O. Box 22481
Oakland, CA 94609United States
As a special education Conflict Management Specialist, Odilla provides training, facilitation, mediation and communication coaching to local and state education agencies. She has spent her career focusing on children’s outcomes as is evidenced by her work as a conflict management specialist; special education and foster youth attorney; school-site ADR program coordinator, substitute teacher and college instructor. As a result of that work, Odilla has developed expertise in mediating IEP-related disputes, facilitating education-related meetings and determinations, and, training stakeholders to communicate and collaborate more effectively.
Odilla earned a law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law and an undergraduate degree at the University of San Francisco. She is a certified mediator and was chosen for the inaugural team of DR experts who provided ADR services to the special education department in one of California’s largest single-SELPA school districts under the state’s ADR grant.
In additional to her professional endeavors, she is a loving and supportive aunt to three nieces and three nephews and a pet-parent to two mini-poos.