Kim Nolan ’13 (GSLC, PhD) was appointed by The Speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives, Mitzi Johnson, to serve a four-year term on the Vermont Commission on Women. Dr. Nolan is an Executive Leadership Team member and Senior Director of City Market Co-op, a community-owned food cooperative with two locations in Burlington.
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