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My name is Elizabeth Donaldson and I was one of the original teachers that opened Alice Carlson in 1992. Having worked in traditional schools, I was looking for more meaningful ways of reaching students. Applied Learning challenged my beliefs that the teacher was "in charge", that students must be "quiet and work independently", and that by strictly following a curriculum with no room for variations was the best path toward "success."
I am now the second & third grade reading tutor. I retired in 2012 but returned to Carlson soon after to continue to be a part of a "community of learners" where a student's ideas are listened to and valued, where students take responsibility for their learning and their actions, and where the respect for each other allows students to take risks.