Fall, 2017 Instructors
Margaret Edwards (B.A. Bryn Mawr, M.A./Ph.D. Stanford) was a professor in the University of Vermont’s English Department for 30 years before her retirement in 2001. Her specialty was American poetry. She now leads memoir workshops and also teaches occasional literary seminars for Woodstock’s Learning Lab. She lives with her husband, David Green, in Barnard, Vermont.
Ron Miller has taught at Goddard and Champlain colleges, published two journals on educational alternatives, founded an independent school near Burlington, and written or edited several books, including Free Schools, Free People (a study of radical education alternatives in the 1960s) and Most Likely to Secede (a collection of essays exploring local autonomy and resilience in Vermont). He received a Ph.D. in American Studies from Boston University and has always loved exploring unconventional ideas. He is the coordinator of the Learning Lab.
William Boardman writes regularly about public issues for Reader Supported News (see, for example, http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/44563-focus-north-korea-does-not-threaten-world-peace-the-us-does ). He recently published the book WCS Woodstock Country School – A History of Institutional Denial with Yorkland Publishing in Toronto (www.yorklandpublishing.com/WCS_Woodstock _Country_School.aspx ) Bill has lived in Woodstock since 1971 and was an Assistant Judge for 20 years. He has led many classes and discussion groups for the Learning Lab including the Great Decisions program on foreign policy.
Judith Taylor is a visual artist whose work reflects her interest in the creative process.