I’m happy to announce that I will be an intern at the Albany Free School for the 2015-2016 school year. The Albany Free School is an alternative school in Albany, NY. You can read more about its history and mission here:
I learned about the Albany Free School when I read Chris Mercogliano’s book Making It Up as We Go Along, a memoir about the author’s many years working in the school. On the school’s website I found out about the internship program. I applied and was able to visit the school a few weeks ago. Needless to say I enjoyed the visit. The kids there seemed happy and engaged. More than one person told me about how the school helped them feel the freedom to be themselves, to follow their interests, and to be part of a caring community. Happily I found out this week that I was offered the position.
Right now I’m in Baltimore, on the last major leg of my year-long journey. I’ve been on the road a little over a week, and have been able to visit schools in Pittsburgh, Washington DC, and Baltimore. Soon I will publish a post about my East Coast experiences so far.
I want to thank everyone who has supported me during my journey into alternative education, especially my family. I couldn’t have done this without your help, support, and encouragement.