Catherine Gobron works with teenagers who don’t want to go school. She has directed the program for North Star: Self-Directed Learning for Teens for nine years, where she has the pleasure of supporting teens who prefer to pursue their educations outside of traditional schooling. Catherine dropped out of high school in 1990, then went on to finish her high school degree and earn two B.A.’s from the University of California, Santa Barbara, followed by Montessori certification from the American Montessori Society. She continued on to a Masters in Education from Lesley University, which she is still paying for. She is a proud parent of children who choose to homeschool. Catherine brings a bold perspective to the conversation about education because she knows that school is just one opportunity for learning, and that it’s not always the best one.