Larry Alper

Larry Alper

Larry Alper is a former teacher and school administrator with more than 30 years of experience in leading schools and developing learning communities for students, teachers, and parents.

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Larry Alper

Larry Alper is a former teacher and school administrator with more than 30 years of experience in leading schools and developing learning communities for students, teachers, and parents. For 18 years, he was an elementary school principal in Brattleboro, Vermont. Early in his career, Larry and his wife, Kathy Ernst, cofounded an elementary school on Long Island based on democratic principles and student-centered learning.

As an affiliate of the University of Vermont’s Asian Studies Outreach Program, Larry served as a director of the Institute on China and Its Cultures (Yunnan Province), an overseas program for teachers. He has traveled to China to lead groups of teachers throughout various regions and presented papers to Chinese educators on American educational practices at seminars in Beijing, Inner Mongolia, and the Yunnan Province. Larry has also been an adjunct faculty member at Antioch College.

Larry received an undergraduate degree in elementary education from SUNY-Stony Brook and a master’s degree in supervision and administration from the Bank Street College of Education.

Presentation titles by Larry Alper

  • Cognitive Bridge to Academic Achievement and Language Development
  • Developing Connective Leadership
  • Collaborative Leadership
  • Leadership Practices for Successful School-Based Management
  • Leading and Learning in the Cognitive Age
  • Improving Thinking and Learning