Fast forward six years from our last blog, and Natalie's been busy with work, community, home life, and, since 2018, completing a doctorate in Managing Organizational Systems, with a specialization in Humane Education!
Since 2016, humane education has been fervently working toward bringing its mission to public, private, and independent schools, while simultaneously working across systems to connect humane educators and humane education organizations, and establishing its scholarly journal, IJHE (International Journal of Humane Education).
heARTnight took a seat while Natalie worked to support her entire community, committing to three nonprofit board of directors and contributing to several charitable events that benefit the environment, animals, and human beings.
Currently in her PhD work, Natalie is researching the experience of an educator leader who chose to implement humane education across her entire school district. With a potential impact of nearly 100,000 students, this innovative work is worth exploring and sharing. Natalie will continue her scholarly practice to further explore the educator experience, hoping to contribute to the field of education and impact the entire system through sustainable transformation.
Take a look at what Natalie's been up to, and get a current, refreshing snapshot of some of humane education's efforts!
Natalie Krivas, a secondary school educator, is currently completing a Ph.D. in Managing Organizational Systems, specializing in Humane Education at Saybrook University. She has a B.Ed. in Teaching English as a Second Language from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, an M.Ed. in Humane Education from Valparaiso University, and several years of teaching experience in primary, secondary, and post-secondary environments. Natalie's students and peers are the core of her evolution as a human(e) educator; without them, she would be lost in an ocean of theory. Natalie strives daily to improve herself as a collaborator with the goal of of finding solutions to the world's many issues.