Sara Shifrin | Director of the Marlon Family Ideas Center at Gould Academy
Maine Live speaker Sara Shifrin is a self-proclaimed English teacher gone rogue. As the Director of the Marlon Family Ideas Center at Gould Academy, she stands at the intersection of design thinking, education, and doing. Listen as she tells her story about lessons she’s learned on the playground, building a school library in Tanzania, and working with the Mahoosuc Land Trust on public land use. “All of us want to be doers. We are inspired by the actions of others, we want to be agencies of change in our community, but the stories today again and again and again remind us how difficult it is to start. Our problems are complex. Our old ways of problem-solving are not moving the needle as quickly as we’d like it to move. So I call for a new approach.” Watch now.