AFS is run and presided over by a small group of committed grownups who are dedicated to the rights and happiness of all children, and the idea that their self-empowerment can change the world. Some of the staff are experienced teachers and administrators from the mainstream school system. Some come from other professions but with a passion for education. Some are parents themselves and understand deeply the things we all want for our kids. With that in mind, meet the keepers of the Altadena Free School.
Alex has been a teacher, writer, director and producer in cinema and theatre for the last 25 years. He formed Force Studios to create movies for all audiences and directed the independent features, Untitled: A Love Story and Hollywood Musical! Alex is the founder of the Force Education Project, dedicated to promoting awareness of Democratic Education, Unschooling and other alternatives to institutionalized, compulsory schooling. He's also the father of two energetic, creative and loving little boys.