Dr. Marc Brasof, assistant professor of Education, hosted a panel on the environmental sustainability of schools on April 12. “Going Green: A Look at How Schools Are Becoming Green Spaces” examined the cost of our environmental footprint, what “green schools” are and how they operate, and what successes or hurdles the School District of Philadelphia has experienced while trying to “go green.”
The panel featured Megan Garner, sustainability development manager for the School District of Philadelphia; Lorna Rosenberg, Green and Healthy Schools Program manager for the Environmental Protection Agency; and David Schrader, founder and manager of Schradergroup architecture, which specializes in the development of academic, public safety, mission critical, and athletic building design.
Dr. Brasof’s research focuses on organizational leadership in teaching and learning by examining the role of student voice in school reform, how it is distributed to teachers and students to create more democratic institutions, and social studies, school-community and project-based learning pedagogy. He was the recipient 2015 Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators Excellence in Research.