September 20, 2014


We organised two workshops, which were hosted by Mike Sadofsky. He is one of the few individuals who has been involved with Sudbury Valley School (“SVS”) since 1968 when the school opened.

Mike is a member of the Board of Advisors of the SVS. All of his three children spent their entire pre-college schooling at the school, and received a diploma from it before choosing to pursue higher education afterwards.

Mike’s relation with the SVS soon changed from being a parent to becoming elected to the Board of Trustees, and later as an Officer and a Member of the Board of Advisors. His dedication in the school meant lots of hours interacting with and observing Sudbury students, besides contributing to strategic issues, fiscal matters and school policies.

In his professional life, Mike is trained as an Electronic Engineer and held numerous positions of increasing responsibility in areas of instrumentation, telecommunications, and software/computer systems development, and management with various corporations. He completed his professional career as Vice President of American Institutes for Research and subsequently as an independent consultant. Mike has now retired from his professional employment and has been enthusiastically engaging in the promotion of Sudbury model.

Below you can find the videos from both workshops. We are working on subtitles and will add them at a later stage.

13 October 2014, First Part: Presentation


13 October 2014, Second Part: Q&A


14 October 2014