Sandra Dodd is an unschooling advocate. Her articles have been published in homeschooling journals (particularly, Home Education Magazine), in her self-published book "Moving a Puddle", and are available on her personal website. Articles she has written have been translated into several languages, and her "Public School On Your Own Terms" was featured in "The Homeschooling Book of Answers".
She is frequently invited to speak at homeschooling and unschooling conferences.
Dodd grew up in Española, New Mexico and attended the University of New Mexico beginning in the fall of 1970 at age 17. She graduated at 20 with a major in English and ended up with minors in psychology and anthropology. Dodd was always interested in education and learning. She learned about the open classroom philosophy, free schools such as Summerhill School, and read the writings of John Caldwell Holt. As a junior high school English teacher, Dodd became very aware of the negatives of conventional educational systems.
None of her own three children have ever been to school and all three have been radically unschooled.
A different approach to life yields a very different set of results. —Sandra Dodd