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I am back online. It was a busy few weeks with a trip home and back to Spokane for the American Thanksgiving weekend as well as finishing my course work. I am home for Christmas and am into the next phase of work: my proposal seminar. This seemed like an appropriate entry point. Some days, it is easy to overlook the small things which are real miracles in and of themselves. The continued traffic to my website and the support of family and friends are part of that.

GYA today


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About ivonprefontaine

In keeping with bell hooks and Noam Chomsky, I consider myself a public and dissident intellectual. Part of my work is to move beyond (transcend) institutional dogmas that bind me to defend freedom, raising my voice to be heard on behalf of those who seek equity and justice in all their forms. I completed my PhD in Philosophy of Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA. My dissertation and research was how teachers experience becoming teachers and their role as leaders. I focus on leading, communicating, and innovating in organizations. This includes mindfuful servant-leadership, World Cafe events, Appreciative Inquiry, and expressing one's self through creativity. I offer retreats, workshops, and presentations that can be tailored to your organzations specific needs. I published peer reviewed articles about schools as learning organizations, currere as an ethical pursuit, and hope as an essential element of adult eductaion. I published three poems and am currently preparing my poetry to publish as an anthology of poetry. I present on mindful leadership, servant leadership, schools as learning organizations, how teachers experience becoming teachers, assessement, and critical thinking. I facilitate mindfulness, hospitality retreats. and World Cafe Events using Appreciative Inquiry. I am writing and researching about various forms of leadership, how teachers inform and form their identity as a particular teacher, schools as learning organizations, hope and its anticipatory relationship with the future, and hope as an essential element in learning.

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  1. Ivon, welcome back! I have a new site on wordpress. “where words daily come alive”. Stop by when you have a chance, and I also will be visitng yours! Have a wonderful day!

  2. Welcome back, Ivon. I wish you much success in your latest endeavors.

  3. You’ve been missed Ivon. Welcome back! 🙂


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