Meet Bria Bloom:
ASDE’s Community Manager
For more than a year, Bria Bloom has been helping the Alliance for Self-Directed Education develop and implement new initiatives and strategies to advance our mission: making SDE accessible to all children.
Bria’s experience as a grown unschooler — one who opted to continue her education at university and is now an unschooling/free-schooling mom and self-employed consultant — makes her uniquely qualified to understand the needs and aspirations of our members.
We hired Bria as a consultant in the role of “community manager,” but that label doesn’t quite convey the extent of her contributions. Bria helps us stay organized and effective by participating in most of our committee meetings, coordinating between initiatives, and communicating with our members and volunteers. She is often the first point of contact with the public, the press, and new members. Additionally, she has taken the lead on certain projects like our Local SDE Groups initiative.
To give you an opportunity to get to know Bria, her story and her vision, I asked her to make an interview-style video with me.
The online magazine from the Alliance for
|Role for Initiative
An examination of role playing games as a microcosm of healthy Self-Directed Education environments
|Self Directed Stories: Unschooling in China
Iris Chen, author of the blog Untigering, shares about her family's SDE journey, #SelfDirectedStories
|The Unschooled Engineer
How a teenager who has been unschooling can begin preparation for academic study of STEM.