I'm Dr. Jade Ann Rivera; for nearly fifteen years, I've designed, launched, and led micro-schools in Oakland, CA, where I provided unique and engaging strength-based learning environments that children adored. I am an abolitionist educator (Love, 2020), meaning I’m committed to redesigning the school experience as one of healing and liberation for all children, particularly those harmed or held back by the current educational structures and assumptions.
I'm eager to read more of your work. My daughter is a twice exceptional student. She's brilliant, highly creative, and her verbal skills astound me. The challenges she has experienced in school led us to an outdoor ed school program. While she's thriving in the areas of social emotional learning and presents herself as a happy kid, I'm still unsure about her academic progress. It's so hard finding schools that truly provide both. The individualized instruction and a community that is rooted in respect, kindness, and values nature. Thank you for sharing your work. I'm excited to follow along.