What makes us special?
We are a community of learners who respect each others' rights to be part of a safe, democratic and caring environment.
- Self-directed learning
- Democratic empowerment
- Mixed-aged learning
- Low student-to-staff ratio
- Wonderful outdoor facilities
- Caring & cooperative environment
- Highly motivated & experienced staff
- No religious or political affiliation
In 2005, at the 13th International Democratic Conference in Berlin, Germany wrote the following resolution which we, at Glacier Lake School have adopted:
We welcome Carolyn as our new member staff for 2017 - 2018 Bio to follow
Ben Kestner - Staff Member/Co-Founder
Ben has been a teacher & principal for 18 years in England, Germany and Belgium. He has been an advocate of alternative forms of education which focus on personalized and supportive approaches. He writes a popular blog and has co-organized TedXkids Brussels and was a speaker at TedX Brussels, the world's largest TedX event.
Lisa Pavlock - Staff Member/Co-Founder
Lisa has been a teacher and coach for 18 years in the USA, India, Germany and Belgium. She is a language specialist who led her department in a number of the schools in which she taught. She also enjoys coaching soccer and basketball teams at all different age levels.
Hope Litzinger - Volunteer
Hope is a retired reading specialist and teacher and comes in to volunteer at our school for three days a week. She loves being with our kids and learning from them each day!
Michelle Burton - Grant writer and Marketing
Michelle has been writing grants for non-profits for the past 6 years. She recently moved to Montana from Florida to build a cabin in the mountains and find a slower pace of life. She enjoys yoga, science fiction, and spending time with her family.