My purpose as an educator is to intentionally design and create conditions with others that support the growth of inquisitive, passionate, and ethical human beings.

Guiding Principles

Mindfully, strategically and humbly. To inspire the leadership in others by setting conditions that feed critical and creative thinking.

Culturally Responsive
Focus on valuing plurality and diversity in language, ethnicity, gender, culture, and sexual orientation.

Learn by Doing
Design authentic, interdisciplinary, and experiential learning experiences.

Learning and Joyfulness
They are interdependent not mutually exclusive. Beware of schools that are too quiet and orderly.

Relevant Learning
It is not what you know but what you do with it.

Through a culture of compassion and mindfulness. Nourishing reciprocity between the human and natural worlds.

Voice and Agency
Intentionally tap into students’ idealism and social imaginations. Redefine community as a place to practice democratic behavior and emerging citizenry.

Moral Courage and Conviction
Make all elements of collective life, more habitable and humane.

Nourish and Nurture
Cultivate gentleness, generosity, caring, and compassion. Nurture what is loving and life-affirmative. Nourish the growth and development of whole, complex and sentient human citizens.

Innovation and Inventiveness
For organizations looking forward and in the process of going towards. Embrace the importance of risk-taking, mistakes, and failure. Unequivocal support for boldness, breadth, and disciplinary boundary crossings.

Collaborative Problem Solving
Engage teachers and students in solving real problems. Lay the foundation, inspire, challenge, and give students the tools for changing the world.