Katy Farber, Professional Development Coordinator

Katy FarberFarber joined the Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education after 17 years as a classroom teacher in central Vermont. Her dissertation with Northeastern University focused on service learning at the middle level and is called The Doing Revolution: early adolescents, service learning, and personal growth.

She is also the author of two books about education: Why Great Teachers Quit and How We Might Stop the Exodus, and Change the World with Service Learning: How to Create, Lead and Assess Service Learning Projects. Her education articles have been published on CNN’s School of Thought blog, Educational Leadership, Edutopia, and the Synapse.

Farber has also taught pre-service and practicing teachers in graduate courses at Union Institute and LAPDA. She is passionate about promoting student and teacher voice, engaging early adolescent students, sharing the power of service learning, and creating inclusive communities where joy, courageous conversations and kindness are the norm.

She lives in central Vermont with her husband and two daughters and loves being outside with family and friends, listening to music, and jumping into Vermont ponds and lakes.