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)

Stephen Carter is the Director of Entrepreneurship and Sustainability at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy where he has taught for 17 years. His forthcoming book, Teaching the Entrepreneurial Mindset, … read more

Janell Burley Hofmann, is an international author, speaker and consultant specializing on the topics of technology, media, health, relationships and well-being. Janell is the creator of the original iPhone contract and a thought leader in the space of digital mindfulness, digital parenting and intentional use of tech. 

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

Julie Faulstich is a seasoned leader in independent school education. Working her way up from a dorm staff position to Head of School in a 25+ year career, she brings both creativity and analytical rigor to change management in schools.

Thana Jarjour, who is currently serving as OESIS Language Placement Lead, has more than 20 years of teaching experience in independent schools. 

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

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

Editorial Team

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

Tara Quigley, OESIS Director of Program Alignment, 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