What do staff do at Sudbury schools?

Stephanie_AndrewsStephanie Andrews

Stephanie Andrews is an educator and musician who has taught private piano and voice, elementary general music and movement, and middle school choir for over twenty-five years. She was drawn to the Sudbury model upon being introduced to it by a friend, being particularly impressed with its highly democratic structure, its playful approach, and its emphasis on self-directed, non-compulsory learning, which provides an environment in which young persons may achieve self-actualization. At Baylor University in Waco, Texas, she received a Bachelor of Science in Education degree with a music specialization in 1990 as well as a Master of Music Education degree in 2006. In 2011, she completed a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas at Austin. She currently studies composition and has been member of Chorus Austin since 2007. She is the proud mother of two incredible young men, Joshua and John Caleb.
Tom_BohmanThomas Bohman, Ph.D.

Tom is a co-founder of the school and has a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Science from The University of Texas at Austin. He has over 20 years of research experience in psychology, family studies, and human development. He has helped evaluate the outcomes of dozens of human service programs for children focusing on Outward Bound programs for adolescents, residential treatment, outpatient therapy, teenage pregnancy, alcohol and safety, bullying, and sexual harassment. His papers have been widely published in journals such as Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, Current Medical Research and Opinion, and Journal of Aging and Health. He is a former president of the Austin chapter of the American Statistical Association.

Kimberly_EnglemanKimberly Engleman

Kimberly is a co-founder of the school and has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Florida. Her interests include dancing, hiking, cooking, and exploring the world with her two amazing daughters.  She believes that people live and learn most effectively in environments where they are respected and is thrilled to be a part of a school which honors the rights of all, regardless of age. She feels lucky to be spending her days in the interesting and spontaneous culture of Clearview and hopes to help the school be a wonderful environment for children for years to come.

Jeri_PutnamJeri Putnam

Jeri graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science in Radio-TV-Film and a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction. He taught elementary and middle schoolers in the Pflugerville and Hutto ISDs, and was an assistant principal in the Pflugerville and Austin ISDs. Jeri retired from public schooling after 25 years, and is absolutely thrilled to be a member of the Clearview community, where children direct their own learning and every member of the community has an equal say in school decisions.

Bruce_SmithBruce Smith

A former high school teacher, Bruce co-founded the first Sudbury school in Illinois. He staffed at Alpine Valley School in Colorado for fifteen years, and is the founder and president of Friends of Sudbury Schooling. Bruce holds degrees in English, History, and Education, and has also studied Religion and Creative Writing at the graduate level. He is an active member of the Austin Zen Center and sings with Chorus Austin.