Alanya Snyder is a credentialed teacher who has taught in classroom and independent study contexts for close to 20 years. Alanya's expertise includes facilitating youth-designed, individualized learning programs, and supporting youth in improving their organizational and relationship skills. Her scholarly research focuses on the connection between self-directed learning and social justice. She has homeschooled her children for eight years.
Michlene Cotter is a grassroots educator who combines out-of-the-box thinking with extensive education research. She has a passion for seeing youth transform their inner and outer worlds through mindful self-discovery. Michlene is the Oakland Representative for AERO (Alternative Education Resource Organization) and a homeschool parent/teacher for over 10 years. She has also been a childbirth doula and educator since 2000. She has a BA in Social Science from New School University, NYC. In addition to practicing mindfulness and meditation, Michlene also enjoys reading and nurturing her various writing projects.
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