In 1899, in his book The School and Society, John Dewey summed up the major problem facing the institution of education that still exists today, when he wrote "... the great waste in school comes from the child’s inability to utilize the experiences he gets outside the school in any complete and free way within the school itself; while at the other hand, he is unable to apply in daily life what he is learning at school." Our aim is to remedy this disconnect.
Harmony Roll holds a master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction. A certified K-8 teacher, with "Highly Qualified" status and an additional endorsement in art, she has taught every grade in the elementary spectrum, at the middle school level and found her home in the Title 1 schools. Place-based and multi-age education are her areas of expertise and the source of her passion as a teacher and a parent. She also holds a bachelor's degree in art history. Harmony runs the group Taiga Trekkers, a free hiking group for parents and kids. The success of that group led her to found and co-organize the Anchorage Outdoor Family Network. Yoga and ice hockey are interests she pursues as well.