Susan Engel

Susan Engel is a professor of developmental psychology at Williams College, where she is also the founder and director of the Williams Program in Teaching. She is the author of The Stories Children Tell, Context Is Everything, Real Kids, Red Flags or Red Herrings?, and The End of the Rainbow (The New Press), and a co-author, with Samuel Levin, of A School of Our Own (The New Press). She lives in New Marlborough, Massachusetts.

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News and Reviews


Read an excerpt of The End of the Rainbow.


Read an excerpt of The End of the Rainbow, published in Alternet.

WBUR Radio Boston

Susan Engel discusses ideas for rethinking education.

The Takeaway

Susan Engel talks about the pushback against standardized testing.


Books by Susan Engel

The End of the Rainbow
How Educating for Happiness (Not Money) Would Transform Our Schools

Susan Engel

A School of Our Own
The Story of the First Student-Run High School and a New Vision for American Education

Samuel Levin, Susan Engel