Under the direction of Lisa Citron, From A Child’s Point of View began in 2018. Citron’s past work includes teaching at one of the country’s earliest humanistic, non-authoritarian schools, Play Mountain Place. Her work includes founder and executive director of (Out)Laws & Justice: History on Stage, a secondary curriculum integrating American history and educational drama, Los Angeles Unified School District and New York University Partnership Schools, 2000-2017; and producer of two city-wide public participation campaigns: the millennium campaign for the City of Santa Monica, California, 2000; and San Francisco City of Poets, 1993.
Bellingham Youth Media Project
Lauren McClanahan heads up The Bellingham Youth Media Project is an innovative educational outreach organization aimed at encouraging middle and high school students in the Bellingham/Whatcom County area to use media to tell their stories.
With a background in critical literacy education, Lauren has taught at the middle school and university levels, and is currently a Professor of Secondary Education at Western Washington University.
At From a Child's Point of View, we take pride in being problem solvers who are not afraid to take risks. Our strength lies in teamwork. And it is with Lauren's guidance and contributions that elementary school students have an opportunity to imagine what and make visible what they want to contribute as citizens of where we all live.