I opened a "Project and Place Based" school 3 years ago in rural Colorado. It has been highly successful. I love teaching again our students love coming to school again. Our philosophical statement: "A child is not a vessel to be filled, but rather a lamp to be lit" is very evident. I am married and have 2 truly wonderful children-13 and 15 years old. My backyard is full of 14,000 ft peaks. They allow me great pleasure while hiking, mt. biking, skiing and quiet contemplation.