Contributor: Jean Lathrop

Jean Lathrop, MA, co-director of YES!, has more than 30 years experience as an educator in high schools and colleges and as an initiator of numerous community efforts and still existing community organizations. For the past three years she has researched community-based learning in Vermont high schools for the John Dewey Project. Lathrop has taught critical thinking in Vermont and abroad, and is the former director of Vermont Refugee Assistance, a statewide organization of volunteers that helps stranded refugees and educates the public about immigrant issues. She is currently part of a Thetford group, researching social class divisions in rural Vermont schools.