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

The Boston Globe Magazine

An extended excerpt of Susan Engel's The End of the Rainbow appears in The Globe

Deborah Meier

New York University's Steinhardt School of Education senior scholar Deborah Meier calls The End of the Rainbow "a gem of a book” in a dedicated e-blast.

The Atlantic

Engel argues that "Schools should help children find new, more grown-up ways of doing the same things that are perennial sources of joy." in her piece for The Atlantic.

Publishers Weekly

PW reviews The End of the Rainbow, which "...will illuminate her rationale to even the staunchest supporters of 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