Eric Hudson is the Director of Teaching and Learning at GOA. His colleagues turn to Eric for even-keeled evaluation of a situation and solutions that account for many variables. Prior to GOA, Eric taught English at Kingswood Oxford and Buckingham Browne & Nichols Schools, where he spent seven years integrating technology into school classrooms. Connect with him on Twitter or LinkedIn.
Michael Nachbar is the Executive Director of GOA. Clear in vision and generous of spirit, Michael’s approach to GOA starts with fostering strong, personal relationships between GOA students and their teachers. Michael exhibits a keen understanding of all aspects of school administration, along with a great deal of flexibility and ingenuity as he leads a consortium of diverse schools, each with its own culture and mission. Prior to GOA, Michael was middle school assistant director at Lakeside School in Seattle. Connect with him on Twitter or LinkedIn.
Susan Fine is an Instructional Designer with GOA. She has a passion for developing programs, supporting teachers and thinking about education in new and innovative ways. Susan has worked in education for more than 25 years. Her last position in an independent school was as the English Department Chair at the Collegiate School in New York City. Connect with her on Twitter or LinkedIn.
Jason Cummings is GOA's Faculty Experience Coordinator. A former director of global education, a modern languages department chair, a speaker of Spanish and Russian, a college athlete, and a jazz pianist, he shares his diverse talents and experiences with the GOA community. Learning languages, exploring many countries, and building the global education program at Greens Farms Academy (a GOA school) make him an ideal match with GOA’s mission to promote global awareness through global classrooms. Connect with Jason on Twitter.
Emily Hamlin is the Student Experience Coordinator and an Instructional Designer at GOA. Inspired by the intersection of creativity, strategy, and needs, Emily builds strong relationships with students, teachers, and schools by viewing situations through these lenses. Prior to GOA, Emily taught at The Rivers School and Miss Porter's School, where she enjoyed coaching students in the studio, on the field, and through the choppy waters of middle school. Connect with her on Twitter or LinkedIn.
Bonnie served as a middle and high school teacher and counselor at an internship-based and project-based school for 8 years. While there, she co-led the development of a competency-based transcript and led post high school curriculum for grades 7 through 12. At Big Picture Learning, an international network of innovative schools, she led training for educators in social and emotional learning and the role of deeper learning and noncognitive skills in college degree attainment. She co-wrote a guidebook for educators called The Role of Noncognitive Skills in Student Success, and a book for parents on educational trends that impact families and students. She is the author of numerous publications and 100+ articles, and her work has been published on websites such as The Huffington Post, Parent Map, and Education Week. At GOA, she develops innovative learning opportunities that connect educators across GOA’s network of schools.
Kristin Daniel is an Instructional Designer with GOA. Collaborative, articulate, and enthusiastic, Kristin has a wealth of experience working with teachers across disciplines and age groups. Kristin was previously at The Overlake School in Redmond, WA, where in her role as Learning Specialist she worked with teachers and students to redesign the school’s instructional support system. Connect with Kristin Twitter or LinkedIn.
Lucas Ames is an Instructional Designer with Global Online Academy. He is aformer department chair and head cross country coach at the Flint Hill School, a world traveler, an entrepreneur, and an innovative educator, Lucas brings exactly the type of passion that makes GOA the innovative hub for our member schools and beyond. Connect with him on Twitter or LinkedIn.