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Susan Radford

Peace Literacy Curriculum Developer

Susan Radford, B.A., is a middle school Science and AVID Elective teacher in the Everett School District in Washington State. She has been sharing her love of science with students, including English Language Learners (ELL) and Extended Resource Room (ERR) students, since 1991. She feels it is pure joy to listen to 12 and 13 year old students have deep, meaningful dialogues on topics as simple as a tweet on kindness to something as complex as Plato's Allegory of the Cave.


Radford is a graduate of the 2013 and 2017 Peace Literacy Summer Workshops and has co-written with Chappell and Clough the first lesson of a four-part unit inspired by Hesiod’s Allegory of Metis, as well as a lesson plan based on the produced a lesson plan and pictorial presentation on Plato's Cave based on Chappell's book The End of War and an in-class activity on animal posturing as a form of non-violent aggression. She has also sent us a report from the field about her use of these materials in her middle-school AVID elective class. She is the mother of three children, including one child with autism. As a teacher, a mother, and a human being, Radford tries to model empathy, compassion, kindness, gratitude, happiness, and failure with as much grace as possible.

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