Staff

What do staff do at Sudbury schools?

Louann_BentonLouann Benton

Lou graduated from the State University College at Oswego New York with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and worked 16 years at Educational Testing Service as a Statistical Associate on Higher Education Programs. She spent the last 20 years as Mom to two amazing young men who taught her children learn better on their own than when they are taught. Lou is thrilled to be part of the Clearview community and hopes she can be as valuable to the school as they are to her.
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

Kimberley 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.