Animating Question

A class is an artificial, yet essential construct – it exists as a springboard that should take us from what we know to what we do not. So how can we enable both students and teachers to step from the known into the unknown?


Rick Hardy

Senior Advisor


Rick grew up in southern New Hampshire, the third of six kids, and from an early age, he found his way through labor – haying, delivering papers, landscaping,working on cordwood and logging crews, and then, in graduate school, teaching his first course, and falling in love with the classroom. Rick has spent more than forty years as a teacher, senior administrator, and head of school, and now, as an educational consultant. He enjoys running, playing softball, cooking, reading, writing, attending BSO concerts, and traveling around the world.


B.A., University of New Hampshire

A.M.,  Brown University



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