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Katy Farber

Professional Development Coordinator, Former Sixth Grade Teacher, Author, and Blogger

Katy Farber, Ed.D, is an educator, teacher coach, and writer from Vermont. She is the author of three books about education: Why Great Teachers Quit and How We Might Stop the Exodus; and Change the World with Service Learning: How to Create, Lead, and Assess Service Learning Projects; and Change the World’s new edition, Real and Relevant: A Guide for Service and Project-Based Learning, released in June 2017. She also wrote a middle grade novel called The Order of the Trees (Green Writers Press, 2015). Her writing has been published on CNN’s School of Thought blog, Educational Leadership, Edutopia, Huffington Post, and the Synapse.

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