Juniper Hill School Opened by AUNE Alumna

Juniper Hill School for Place-Based Education opened its doors in Alna, Maine, in September. The school, which educates children in pre-kindergarten through second grade, was started by AUNE alumna Anne Stires (MEd ’06). Stires and Zoe Foster are the school’s two teachers.

The school is located along the Sheepscot River, five miles from downtown Wiscasset, Maine. The forty-two-acre Juniper Hill belonged to Stires’ grandmother, Jane Keyes, for forty-five years. Stires’ father, spent part of his childhood there and eventually acquired it after the death of his mother.

Stires also taught at Sheepscot Valley Children’s House, Boothbay Regional Elementary School, and Bank Street School for Children.

Find out more about the Juniper Hill School for Place-Based Education here.

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Gwynne Garfinkle ‘06

Gwynne Garfinkle’s ‘06 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) piece, “Sinking, Singing,” was reprinted by Mermaids Monthly.

Theresa Daskalakis ‘14

Theresa Daskalakis ‘14 (Antioch University Los Angeles, BA) had a piece, “Silent Night,” appear in Tipping the Scales. 

Jeri Frederickson ‘18

Jeri Frederickson’s ‘18 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) chapbook You Are Not Lost will be published by Finishing Line Press on October 1, 2021.

Jesus Francisco Sierra ‘18

Jesus Francisco Sierra ‘18 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) was accepted into and attended a two-week residency at Mesa Refuge. His essay, “Twelve Grapes,” was published in the Write Now! SF Bay anthology Essential Truths: The Bay Area in Color.

Mary Birnbaum ‘17

Mary Birnbaum’s ‘17 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) essay, “Everything Was Wild, No One Was a Stranger,” was a 2021 Hunger Mountain Creative Nonfiction Prize finalist.

Rebecca Kuder ‘01

Rebecca Kuder’s ‘01 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) essay, “A Trampoline,” was published in Los Angeles Review of Books.

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