My name is Peter Hatala and I started this blog to connect with others in the world of education. In particular, those teaching, learning, and leading in independent schools. Despite the world’s real and pressing problems, I see incredible potential for schools to become sites of purpose, community, and meaning-making– as places from which solutions can came and where better, more equitable and just patterns of life can be practiced. Dreaming big, always learning.

After nearly two decades in schools (where does the time go?), I’m currently the Director of Curriculum and Innovation at an independent school in New York. I also have the pleasure of training future teachers in the Bard College Master of Arts in Teaching Program.

BA, English; MA, History; MAT, History Education, M.Ed. Private School Leadership (in progress)