Principal's Page

Principal -Scott Bain

  • Favorite JCOS Trip I have Led- Down River with Lewis and Clark (Canoeing on the Missouri River, Montana)
  • Favorite Class I have Taught- The Vietnam War
  • Favorite Trip I have Co-Led- Politics and the Peace Process (Northern Ireland)
  • Favorite Pastimes- Time with Family, Telemark Skiing, River Trips, Fly Fishing, Home Renovation Projects
  • Favorites Book- Too hard to narrow down...The Grizzly Years: In Search of the American Wilderness by Doug Peacock,
  • Favorite Part of being Principal- I cannot imagine a more rewarding career than this. Jefferson County Open School is a beautiful learning community that must remain a viable alternative in today's educational climate.

Favorite Books on Education

  • The Other Side of the Curriculum: Lessons from Learners                          by: Lois Brown-Easton
  • The Self Directed Learning Handbook: Challenging Adolescents to Excel         by: Maurice Gibbons
  • Making High Schools Work: Lessons from the Open School                             by: Tom Gregory
  • The Souls of Education: Helping Students Find Connection, Compassion and Character at school                                by: Rachael Kessler
  • The Power of Their Ideas: Lessons for America from a small school in Harlem  by: Deborah Meier
  • Ecological Literacy: Education and the transition to a Post Modern World            by: David Orr
  • Lives of Passion, School of Hope: How one public school ignites a Lifelong Love of Learning                                               by: Rick Posner
  • Leadership and the New Science: Discovering Order in a Chaotic World       by:  Margaret Wheatley