The Sarasota Institute is thinking about solutions to the big questions facing the World and the United States today.

We regularly post thought pieces on all topics listed above in the menu. Postings are a blend of original and republished writings from the Sarasota Institute’s Founding Members, Members, and curated writings from others that are important to share.


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Provocative, forward thinking whitepapers

In addition to regularly posted columns from members and guest thinkers, The Sarasota Institute is committed to publishing whitepapers on all of the 10 topics at the top of our page.

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Becky van der Bogert

Becky van der Bogert

Retired Superintendent of Schools – Life Long Learner

Becky van der Bogert has served in various leadership roles including Head of Palm Beach Day Academy in Palm Beach, Florida, Superintendent of Schools in Winnetka, Illinois and in Lincoln, Massachusetts. She has also taught courses on critical and creative thinking and leadership at Lesley University, University of Massachusetts, and Directed Programs at Northwestern University and Harvard University for leaders in education.


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