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I am back. I will take time and engage slowly. I have had a productive several months with writing and reading. My dissertationi went in to the committee last night and I am getting ready for my research proposal defense in the next month or so.

It is important to live in the moment which is the only time we can exist.



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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.

33 responses »

  1. welcome back Ivon, greetings Greetje

  2. Best of luck in the doctoral program program. Best wishes in regards to teaching as a Phd.

  3. Welcome back, Ivon! I was delighted to see you post show up in my email feed. I wish you much continued success with your dissertation and life.

  4. Catherine Johnson

    Welcome back! Best wishes with your studies.

  5. Wonderful to hear from you! Wondered where you went. Best of luck with the dissertation.

  6. Happy New Year Ivon and welcome back. 🙂

  7. So happy to see you here again!
    And with Rumi.

  8. Glad to see you again, Ivon! You’ve done SO much work!

  9. Good to see you posting again. Good luck with everything.

  10. Welcome back! Your posts are very meaningful.

  11. Welcome back…and best wishes.

  12. Happy New Year & welcome back!


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