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Amy Blake: How We Live Our Lives

September 27, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Essex Ethical Culture Society Board voted unanimously on July 8 to hire Amy Blake, award-winning teacher at Hartshorn School, to be the Society’s Ethical Education Director. Blake will present the opening program for our Ethical Education Initiative.
Through song and sharing of Blake’s experiences teaching philosophy to young children, she and the Society will work together to hear your hopes for this initiative. This is a program with an opportunity to grow. Your voices are wanted, valued and needed. The program is designed for all ages and is ideal for families who are eager to provide a dignity-based learning experience for their children.
Blake has used her love of music and songwriting at the Hartshorn School in Millburn, NJ as a method to deliver the curriculum for many years. She will be bringing a musician friend to better help you understand some of the work she does. Blake has just completed The Amistad Workshop run by the state of New Jersey and will be writing curriculum infusing the history of African Americans into our state social studies teaching.
Reggie Harris (, artist, educator and storyteller himself, described Blake as “literate, articulate and open to new ideas in ways that show an indefatigable thirst for knowledge, respect for skills and opinions of others and for the diversity that is present in this world. She is a tireless advocate for ethics and experiential learning.” Her young students also recommend her. Reese wrote, “Ms. Blake is creative and kind…we always have learning parties.” And Raymond wrote, “She is funny…but at the same time making sure we’re doing the correct thing.”


September 27, 2015
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Ethical Culture Society of Essex County
516 Prospect St.
Maplewood, NJ 07040 United States


Ethical Culture Society of Essex County
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