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Principal Scott Bain ​Principal Scott Bain

Favorite JCOS trip I have led
Down River with Lewis and Clark (canoeing on the Missouri River in Montana)
Favorite class I have taught The Vietnam War
Favorite trip I have co-led Politics and the Peace Process (Northern Ireland)
Favorite pastimes Time with family, telemark skiing, river trips, fly fishing, and home renovation projects
Favorite book                                     The Grizzly Years: In Search of the American Wilderness by Doug Peacock

Favorite part of being principal I cannot imagine a more rewarding career than this. Jefferson County Open School is a beautiful learning community that must remain a viable alternative in today's educational climate


​Favorite Books on Education

  • The Other Side of the Curriculum: Lessons from Learners  by Lois Brown-Easton

  • The Self Directed Learning Handbook: Challenging Adolescents to Excel by Maurice Gibbons

  • Making High Schools Work: Lessons from the Open School by Tom Gregory

  • The Souls of Education: Helping Students Find Connection, Compassion and Character at school by Rachael Kessler

  • The Power of Their Ideas: Lessons for America from a small school in Harlem by Deborah Meier

  • Ecological Literacy: Education and the transition to a Post Modern World by David Orr

  • Lives of Passion, School of Hope: How one public school ignites a Lifelong Love of Learning  by Rick Posner

  • Leadership and the New Science: Discovering Order in a Chaotic World ​by Margaret Wheatley
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