Susan Dreyer Leon, EdD

Core Faculty and Director of Experienced Educator Program
Department of Education

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Highest Degree

EdD, Columbia University Teachers College

Areas of Expertise

Critical Friends Group model of professional learning community, high school redesign, mindfulness for educators, drop out prevention, school leadership, alternative high schools


Susan Dreyer-Leon, Ed.D., Director, Experienced Educators’ Program at Antioch University New England; former alternative public high school teacher/leader in New York city and Vermont; School Reform Initiative National Facilitator; experienced Coalition of Essential Schools teacher and leader. Special interests include the development and support of equitable, democratic and joyful schools, mindfulness and education, facilitative leadership, and sustainable and place-based educational practices.

“Reflective practice lies at the heart of our program for working teachers. It is the ability to look deeply and openly at our own teaching, our students, and our learning environments. We have to stay curious and to be willing to learn from what we find when we really look at ourselves and the impact of our actions on our students, colleagues and communities.”
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