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Alanna Navitski



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Liam McBain


This interview with Alanna Navitski took place via Zoom on August 29, 2020. Alanna is the director of a small, experimental early childhood school called Catskill Wheelhouse, in Green County, NY. In this interview, Alanna talks about her role as Director of Catskill Wheelhouse and her process of planning the upcoming school year during the COVID-19 pandemic. She talks about the details of the plan, its collective formation, and her uncertainty about the future of this fall. Alanna describes feeling abandoned by her licensers, but through those failures, she has been excited by the creative opportunities within the challenges she is facing. She feels good about the program's adherence to its goals and would like to reach a state of collective leadership for both the kids and adults involved in the program.

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Liam McBain is an associate producer for NPR's It's Been a Minute. He's also on a mission to read 100 books this year.

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