Sarah Elizabeth Ippel
Sarah Elizabeth is the Ffounder and Eexecutive Ddirector of the Academy for Global Citizenship (AGC). Sarah Elizabeth’s life mission is education reform. She earned a Master of Philosophy from the University of Cambridge in England. In 2011, she was named one of Monocle’s Top 20 International Pioneers in Education and visited the White House to receive a national award from the Obama Aadministration. In 2012 and 2013, Sarah Elizabeth was appointed as one of 100 Delegates from 20 countries across the globe who assembled for the G8 Young Global Leaders’ Summit, preparing recommendations for a communiqué for President Obama and the U.S. Department of State. In 2013, Sarah Elizabeth was recognized by Forbes as one of the nation’s “top five game changers in education”.
Mr. Le's work has yielded awards from the Chicago, Illinois and national chapters of the American Institute of Architects during his 25 plus years career. Mr. Le’s projects have been published in such periodicals as Architectural Record, World Architecture News and Edutopia. His collaboration with Bruce Mau resulted in the publication of the book, The Third Teacher, a cabinet of wonders on how design can transform the ecology of learning. Mr. Le blogged for Fast Company and is a frequent speaker at national and international venues. In 2010, Le launched The Third Teacher +, a multidisciplinary design think tank that treats the future of teaching and learning as a living question. Mr. Le has worked on design projects for schools in both the USA and Asia such as Crosstown High School, Memphis Tennessee, USA; Changzhou Global Academy, Changzhou, China; Providence Day School, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. His work has highlighted the significance of designing and planning learning spaces that allow learners to work more effectively.
Christian founded Basecamp after completing five years as Head of School at Malvern Prep (PA), preceded by fourteen years as an English teacher at Regis High School (NY). He has shared his experiences in change management, strategic planning, and social entrepreneurship at conferences such as NAIS, CASE-NAIS, TABS-NAIS , Tempus, and Traverse. From 2009 through 2017 he blogged on education at Teaching Excellence. Now he writes for the Basecamp blog, Ed:Future. He is an alumnus of Regis High School (NY), Georgetown University, and the Jesuit School Network's Seminars in Ignatian Leadership. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees at Regis High School (NY) and Fordham Preparatory School (NY). He also serves as a mentor at the University of Pennsylvania's Educational Entrepreneurship Program.
Born in Italy, but now a resident in Ho Chi Minh City since 2015 with her family, Dr. Simona Bossoni is an expert, trainer and therapist in Special Education. From 2000 to 2010 she worked at the Center for Diagnostics, Treatment and Research on Autism of the Verona’s Hhospital, one of the most important centers in Italy. From 2010 to 2015 she was the Director of her own Medical and Psychological Center dedicated to diagnostics and treatment for special rights children and adults.<br /> She is now the Head of the Child Development Department of a hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, lecturer at the National College of Education, Ho Chi Minh City and consultant for many special schools and kindergartens. With the hope of contributing deeply to the development of special rights education for children in Vietnam, Dr. Simona Bossoni has joined Little Em’s Preschool as the Director of Special Rights Programs.
Sam Chaltain is a founding partner at 180 Studio. A former high school English and History teacher in the public and private schools of New York City, Sam’s writings have appeared in both magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times, Washington Post, and USA Today. A former speechwriter for President Obama's two U.S. Secretaries of Education, Sam has also worked with both Oscar and Grammy Award winning artists. A periodic contributor to CNN, Sam is the author or co-author of six books, and a co-producer of the PBS documentary film, 180 Days: Hartsville.