Pam Spence ’98 (Midwest, MA) celebrated 10 years of serving as editor of The Ohio Jewish Chronicle in Columbus, OH. She is also a feature writer for Senior Times (Columbus, OH) and has recently been hired as a feature writer for Heart of Ohio Magazine (Mansfield, OH). Following publication of her second nonfiction book, Glad Rags: Red Panties, Cowgirl Boots and a Sweet Dress to Die For – inspiring clothes and the women who wear them, a successful Kickstarter project, she is currently working on a second edition, revised and updated, of her book Mad About Mead.
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