Mindy LaBreck is director of human resources at the Kettering Foundation. Her research focuses on K-12 civic education, and she works with K-12 teachers and administrators to discover how using deliberative practices in the classroom and in schools affects how students come to see themselves as citizens in a democracy. LaBreck holds a BA and an MA from Antioch University, SHRM-SCP certification, and a graduate certificate in employment law from the ILR School at Cornell University. She also serves as the president of the board for the Tipp City (Ohio) Enrichment Program (TCEP). She can be reached at email@example.com.
The Charles F. Kettering Foundation is a nonprofit operating foundation rooted in the American tradition of cooperative research. Kettering’s primary research question is, what does it take to make democracy work as it should? Kettering’s research is distinctive because it is conducted from the perspective of citizens and focuses on what people can do collectively to address problems affecting their lives, their communities, and their nation. Established in 1927 by inventor Charles F. Kettering, the foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that does not make grants but engages in joint research with others. For more information about Kettering research and publications, please go to www.kettering.org.