Bio: Dr. Maysaa Bazna is an educator, scholar, and an avid advocate for children having a voice in their education. She is the founder of Pono, the only democratic outdoor school in New York. Prior to starting Pono, Dr. Bazna was a Professor at Teachers College and the City University of New York. She has taught in the areas of learning disabilities and inclusive education. She has given numerous talks on the development of special and inclusive education programs, and on the intersections of spirituality, post-coloniality, and disability. She holds an Ed.D. in curriculum and teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University.