Etta Kralovec ‘70
February 01, 2002
After Etta Kralovec earned her bachelor’s degree in English at Lewis & Clark
College, she began building an outstanding career in education. For more than 12
years, she was a teacher and administrator at Laguna Beach High School, where she
designed and headed California’s longest-running public alternative school.
Etta went on to receive her PhD in philosophy and education from Columbia
University’s Teachers College and became a professor of education and the director
of teacher education at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine.
She is currently vice president for learning with the Training and Development
Corporation in Maine, where she designs alternative learning environments for
at-risk and homeless students. Her work with teachers has taken her around the
country and the world.
Etta is the coauthor of The End of Homework: How Homework Disrupts Families,
Overburdens Children, and Limits Learning. Her new book, The Overburdened School,
will be published next fall. Her work has been featured in a wide array of media,
including the New York Times, the Today Show, and Talk of the Nation.