Spark Teacher Education Community

At A Glance

Contact: 

Nina Kunimoto

Location: 

Putney, Vermont

Primary Issue Area:

  • Living Economies
  • Climate Change & Energy

Active since:

2014

Tax Status:

Ad-hoc
  • Spark Teacher Education Community with Bill Bigelow at climate justice workshop.
  • Spark Teacher Education Institute students at the Brattleboro Environmental Education Center
  • Janaki Natarajan, Spark Teacher Education Institute co-Director speaking at Martin Luther King, Jr. day community event in Springfield, VT
  • Spark Teacher Education Community members organized a protest to stand with Standing Rock
  • Spark Teacher Education Community members organizes Diversity Day twice a year through the local high school
  • Spark Teacher Education Community members organizes Diversity Day twice a year through the local high school

Our Purpose

We are a motley core crew of 10 brought together through the journey of becoming a teacher. One part of our group is a teacher education program, from which most of us graduated. Many who graduated from our program moved on but some of us stayed. Our work branched out to include doing political street theater, community organizing, leading study circles, and starting a radio show. Our purpose is to grow a community of teachers to critically examine their ideas, connect their work with justice (racial, class, gender, planetary), and to be situated in our communities as leaders to push for justice and equity. As a group, we see no other choice but to oppose exploitative practices, and building a more humanized community and world.