Lade Akande, M.S. currently works as Director of College Counseling and teaches an Advanced Physical Education Yoga & Mindfulness class at University High School of Indiana. Read more

Debbie Ayers, Upper School Assistant Director and Academic Dean, at Flint Hill School (VA)

Pat Bassett, former president, NAIS – National Association of Independent Schools – and ISACS—the Independent Schools Association of the Central States, and Head of School … Read more

Matt Bavone, Latin Teacher and Academic Technologist, St. Luke’s School (CT)

Alden S. Blodget, Veteran teacher and administrator, is the author of “Learning, Schooling and the Brain: New Research vs. Old Assumptions.” He also helped create the Annenberg Foundation’s Neuroscience & the Classroom.

Nathaniel W. Coffman, Ed.D., Head of School & President, The Prairie School (WI)

Kate Parsons, Head of School and COO, Portal Schools, is responsible for developing school design and instructional components, overseeing logistics, enrollment and accreditations, as well as hiring and managing staff, partners, and consultants. Read more

Jude Ross teaches at The Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain (NV). He has lived on four continents and has been educating students in the U.S. and in international schools for over 17 years. He received two Masters degrees, an MFA in Painting and Drawing, and an MS in Curriculum and Instruction.

Tanya Sheckley is Founder and President of UP Academy, an elementary lab school which values innovation, empathy and strength and incorporates a unique neuro-development program for children with physical disabilities. Read more

Matthew Troutman, Ph.D., Head of School, Thomas Jefferson School (MO), since July 1, 2020, has served on Thomas Jefferson’s faculty since 2011, most recently, as director of teaching and learning. Read more

Dr. Nancy L. Weaver is co-director of the Community Engagement Core of the Center for Innovation in Child Maltreatment Policy, Research and Training at Washington University and was the founding Director of SLU’s REACH Center: Research and Equity in Action for Child Health… Read more

Editorial Team

Joel Backon, Editor, Intrepid Ed News. Vice-President, OESIS Network… Read more

Tara Quigley, Intrepid Ed News Curated Collections Editor; Director of Miss Fine’s Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, and 6th Grade Humanities Teacher, Princeton Day School (NJ), and OESIS Network Leader … Read more

Jeannette Parikh Lee, Assistant Editor Intrepid Ed News, Read more

Lynn B. Schramek, Director of Digital Content, Intrepid Ed News and the OESIS Network. Read more