Rick’s Résumé

Dr. Fredric G. Posner, Ph.D.
32450 Manitoba Drive
Evergreen, Colorado 80439
303-674-6038
303-929-5064
fgig@earthlink.net

QUALIFICATIONS:

I worked as the Assistant Editor for Changing Schools Journal, at the time the oldest alternative schooling journal in the country. I wrote several articles for Changing Schools on alternative schooling and educational reform. In 1992, I interviewed Herbert Kohl for an article about school reform. I also wrote an editorial piece about privatization and its effects on public schooling and several articles about special education and its relationship to alternative schooling. In 1971, I wrote a book of poetry entitled Light Shadows . My Doctoral Dissertation was on Self-directed Learning in Open High Schools, (1989).

I have had extensive experience with alternative education. I was a presenter at the International Alternative Schools Conference in Boulder, Colorado. I also was the Dean of Secondary Students at the Jefferson County Open School. I taught various subjects in Jefferson County Public Schools for thirty years. Nineteen of those years were spent at public alternative schools

I have traveled all over the world with students and I have taught everything from History of Film Noir and Ethnic Cooking to James Joyce, Homer and How to Run A Marathon. I am a committed lifelong learner and I will always be involved in promoting democratic open schools that put children and their needs first and foremost.

I am currently on the Board of Directors at The Center For Discovery Learning, an alternative charter school in Lakewood, Colorado.

I have also been an Affiliate Professor at Regis University in Denver in the Graduate Program of Education since 1992.

PUBLISHED WORKS:

Posner, F.G. (1971). Light Shadows: A book of poetry. Miami: National
Lithographers.

Posner, F.G. (1989). A Study of Self-Directed Learning, Perceived
Competence, and Personal Orientation Among Students in an Open
Alternative High School. (Doctoral Dissertation, University of
Denver,1989) Dissertation Abstracts International, 51, 03-A.

Posner, F.G. (1991). Self-directed learning: the missing ingredient for
school reform. Changing Schools, 19(1). 1-4.

Posner, F.G. (1992). How to avoid the dangers of privatization:
The last choice for public education. Changing Schools, 20
(3), 4-5.

Posner, F.G. (1992). The hard road to social justice: An interview with
Herbert Kohl. Changing Schools, 20 (3), 8-9.

Posner, F.G. (1994). A very special education for everyone: open schools
and special education. Changing Schools, 22 (3), 4-6.

EDUCATION

B.A. degree, University of Wisconsin, 1971

M.A. in Education, University of Denver, 1975

Ph.D. in Education, University of Denver, 1989

EMPLOYMENT

Special Education teacher and administrator for Jefferson County Public Schools 1972-2001
Schools:
O’Connell Junior High School
Evergreen High School
Ken Karyl Middle School.
Jefferson County Open School

Nineteen years in alternative open education.

1990-1995 Assistant Editor for Changing Schools Journal, at the time the oldest alternative schools publication available.

1999-2001- Dean of Secondary Students at Jefferson County Open School.

1992-present Affiliate Professor at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. I have taught all the core classes for the graduate program in education

2002-present -Director on the Board for the Center of Discovery Learning, Lakewood, Colorado.

2004-present- Affiliate faculty at Prescott College for the Masters in Education prgram, Prescott, Arizona.

REFERENCES

Dr. Maurice Gibbons ( Professor and author at Simon Frasor University in British Colombia) 604-913-9215

David Hazen (principal at the Center for Discovery Learning-303-985-7092

Dr. Elinor Katz (University of Denver ) –303-871-4398

Dr. Kathleen Kesson (Goddard College and University of Vermont, John Dewey Project)-802-223-1506

Arnold Langberg (open educator and teacher at University of Colorado at Denver ).-303-674-0639

Dr. Joel Livingston (retired principal and professor at Colorado State University ) –303-985-0709

Richard Lopez (Jefferson County Schools administrator)-303-238-3434

Dr. Ken Seeley (Colorado Trust)-303-837-1200

Dr. Gary Upton (Regis University) –303-458-4303

Bonnie Walters (former principal Jefferson County Open School )-303-982-7049

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1 Comment»

  Lake Boggan wrote @

Hi Rick:

Thanks for calling on me today. I look forward to a continued discussion about your book.
There is so much here to work with.

Please get in touch with me when you return from your trip.

Lake


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