Barbara Skelly ’87 (Seattle, MA) published Treasure Houses, Stories of Precious Gems and Diamonds in the Rough (2018), detailing her life as an artist, art therapist, and licensed mental health counselor. One of her paintings was awarded a grant by the Ryan Lich Sang Bipolar Foundation and exhibited in Insights II, An Art Exhibition of Creativity, and the Bipolar Brain at the Zollar/Lieberman Gallery in Chicago in 2018. It will be included in the foundation’s permanent collection.
What if classrooms were envisioned as a small democracy? What if our students practiced democracy in their classroom year after year? Further, what if they knew they deserved it? Kate Sipe, ’02, Antioch University Seattle MA in Education with Graduate Teacher Preparation and an adjunct faculty who teaches Classroom Management courses, published a timely post in Medium in the wake of the 2020 Presidential election about the importance of democratic schools and teaching civics to our children: “Psst… Hey teachers… Let’s teach civics in our classrooms every single day.” Start today. Start small. Just start. Let your classroom be a microcosm