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Beverley Munday

Clonlara School
Director of Education
Ann Arbor, MI
I am the Director of Education at Clonlara School. I have been there for 6 years. I am originally from the UK where I taught in elementary public schools for 12 years before moving to the US 16 years ago. I began to become disillusioned with public schools during that time as the National Curriculum and standardized testing became more and more pervasive and destructive in our schools. After moving to the US I could see similar trends in education here in the US. Six years ago I came across Clonlara School and began to see that there was a better way to teach our children that trusted the student, parent, and teacher in the learning process. Although I don't like labels Clonlara School is a progressive, democratic, alternative private school in Ann Arbor, MI. We believe that all children learn by starting with their innate curiosity, interests, talents and strengths.
Teachers are guides in this process as students explore the world around them.
I am also a certified StrengthsFinders coach and we are developing a strengths based community and culture.