Donna Hastings ’86 (New England, PsyD) was promoted to Mental Health Chief for the American Red Cross New Hampshire/Vermont Region. She has been a Red Cross disaster mental health volunteer since 1992 when she responded to the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew in Florida. She also spent six weeks in Puerto Rico as individual disaster care lead, responsible for mental health, spiritual care, health services, and the individual condolence care teams. Dr. Hastings was one of the first to receive a PsyD in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University.
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