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Belfast’s River School Names Second Director

September 19, 2008

BELFAST – The board of the River School, the city’s independent high school, has appointed Louisa Carl as its director.

Carl served as lead teacher last year, the school’s first year, and worked on fundraising and school contacts with the community. With the departure of Larry Reynolds, the founding director, Carl will take on the role of helping develop the school’s curriculum, faculty, financial assets, and other structures, as well as teaching occasional classes in art, literature and writing and social sciences.

Carl has a master’s degree in environmental education from Lesley University’s Audubon Expedition Institute and a fine arts degree in sculpture from Washington University. She has worked for 18 years in alternative education, in settings including the Missouri Botanical Garden, Hog Island Ecology Camp, Audubon Expedition Institute and Roundtop Center for the Arts.

For six years Carl worked in the education division of the Audubon Expedition Institute, helping to develop a new graduate degree program, doing recruiting work, running the field program and hiring a number of faculty, many of whom still teach for the program.

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