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Advisory Group

LearnCollab® is a 21st century, technology-enabled network of learning resources and experts.  Independent consultants and advisors work individually or on project-specific teams, providing optimal solutions to schools and learning communities.  


LearnCollab's Advisory Group is an informal, non-fiduciary constellation of luminaries who think deeply about the future of education.  The Advisory Group provides the LearnCollab network with insights and a sounding board for new ideas and success hacks to empower learners within the evolving ecosystem of education. 

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Claire Goldsmith

Advisory Group member Claire Goldsmith is Executive Director of the Malone Schools Online Network (MSON), a national online learning consortium, and the former Director of Admission and External Relations at Stanford Online High School.  Claire provides LearnCollab with a robust understanding of virtual learning and the first-hand perspective of a parent with young children. 


Advisory Group member John Gulla is the Executive Director of the Edward E. Ford Foundation.  John provides LearnCollab with an invaluable perspective on the independent school community ... 

John Gulla

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Heather Hoerle





Advisory Group member Heather Hoerle is the Executive Director and CEO of the Enrollment Management Association, the premier national and international member community and professional development organization for independent school admission and enrollment professionals.  

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Mike Murphy



Advisory Group member Mike Murphy is the former Global CEO of Mars, Inc., one of the largest privately-held companies in the world.  Mike is a business and leadership coach, longtime independent school trustee, and lists his current occupation as Retired Capitalist... 

Americus Reed

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Advisory Group member Americus Reed II is the Whitney M. Young Jr. professor of marketing at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Americus independently advises and consults with LearnCollab as our go-to brand identity expert.  


LearnCollab® founder Chad Tew helps school leaders consider co-programming, partnerships, and mergers to achieve their mission and is driving creation of the LearnCollab platform to network learners with resources ... 

Chad Tew


Advisory Group member Laurel Baker Tew is the Assistant Head of School for Enrollment at Viewpoint School and former Director of Admissions at the University of Southern California.  Laurel currently serves on the board of NBOA, is the former Vice Chair of the Enrollment Management Association, and is on the faculty of the USC Certificate Program in Enrollment Management ... 

Laurel Baker Tew


Advisory Board member Debra Wilson is the President of the Southern Independent Schools Association, where she leads support and accreditation efforts for nearly 400 schools located in 14 US states, the Caribbean, and Latin America.  Prior to taking the helm of SAIS, Debra served as General Counsel at NAIS for 19 years. ... 

Debra Wilson

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