Ep 167: What Self-Directed Learning Can Do for Teens

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Diane Tavenner, author of Prepared and founder of Summit Public Schools, joins us to shed light on the practical to-dos she has learned from running some of the highest ranked public schools in the United States.

This episode will be released to the public on 12-05-2021.

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About Diane Tavenner

Diane Tavenner is the author of the book Prepared. She is the co-founder and CEO of Summit Public Schools, a nationally-recognized nonprofit that operates 15 public middle and high schools in California and Washington. She designed a school model that prepares all students to succeed in college and life, earning Summit national accolades and distinctions, including a 2019 America’s Best High Schools winner by US News & World Report. Diane is on the board of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, T.L.P. Education, Transcend, The Opportunity Trust and The Pahara Institute.

Prior to Summit, Diane spent ten years as a teacher, administrator, and leader in traditional public schools. She has a degree in psychology and sociology from USC and an MA in administration and policy from Stanford University. All author net proceeds from the sale of Prepared will be donated to the Community High School Foundation to support a college and career scholarship fund.

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