What do staff do at Sudbury schools?

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.

Elliot_HallmarkElliot Hallmark

Elliot has a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Humboldt State University.  Since graduating, he has been pursuing interests in naturalism, agriculture, and intermediate technology.  His current projects include developing open source tools for solar thermal concentrators and ultra low-fire ceramics.  He believes children who grow up in a free and democratic learning environment become independent, self-aware adults who understand and value the unique contributions each person makes to society.

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.