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“Thank you for all you do. Go forth and conquer!” Daniel Pink
For 40 years, my goal has been to empower young people to have a positive impact on the challenges they face. What if we asked them to do only important work? My passion for collaborative innovation, project-based learning, and arts integration has taken me to rural and urban classrooms. I co-founded a Waldorf-inspired parent cooperative named Hearthstone which is still going after 32 years. I have facilitated learning with universities, government agencies and businesses. In coaching teachers and administrators in public and private schools, I focus on developing meaningful projects to heal community heartbreak (academic mastery always follows), violence prevention and peace-building through art. I model creative collaboration through the Singing Tree Mural Project an often youth-led process, inspired by trees, where communities make a shared vision of success. 88 murals have been made by 20,000 people from 52 countries so far.
We have the tools to make life-long learning the core of our schools and society. The only limit is our imagination and courage.
Together we can beat the odds we’re up against.
I am grateful we have found each other.