Donna Raycraft ’86 (New England, MA Psych.) was appointed to the board of directors of Spaulding Youth Center in Northfield, NH. She served as the Executive Director of the Rape and Domestic Violence Crisis Center (now Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire) until her retirement in 2012.
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