Beth Adel

  • What is your role in the school?
      Prisms Language Arts Teacher (grade 7/8)
  • How long have you been here?
      Since 2011
  • Where did you grow up?
      I was born in Boston, lived there until I was 10, then moved to Amherst and lived there until I was 17.
  • Where did you go to college/grad school and what is your degree(s)?
      I went to Friends World College, which was started in the 1960s by people thinking that in order to have a good education, people should learn by doing, and live in different cultures. A graduation requirement was to live in at least two cultures other than your own. I lived in Kenya, Scotland and China. In each place I studied the arts and education. In Kenya I worked with a soapstone carver, in Scotland I was a houseparent and English teacher at a boarding school based on the Freeschool movement, and in China I taught English and studied calligraphy.

      I got my Masters at UMass Amherst in Multicultural Education.


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