ABOUT US

ERIN MAXON

Founder and Lead Facilitator

Erin has seven years or experience in professional development design and implementation, and fifteen years of informal and formal teaching experience, and 10 years of education administration.  Alongside her years teaching and facilitating, Erin received  training in the student-centered Responsive Classroom educational philosophy, NoBully response techniques, and the Harkness Method of discussion-based learning. She understands the challenges of teaching, and is excited to mentor teachers and teaching artists in behavior management and arts integration.  She has a Masters degree in Applied Drama, a field which uses interactive and cross-arts based techniques to achieve specific goals with a variety of groups.  

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GIVERNY PETITMERMET

Workshop Design Consultant​

For the past three years, Giverny has helped shape every professional development session Erin Maxon has facilitated.  From assisting 100-person workshops to brainstorming new ideas, Giverny has been integral to the team.  A long-time educator and professional actor, she currently serves as Executive Producer of The New Collectives theatre and Lead Teaching Artist of their education division, The Young Collectives.

ANDREW HEIDE

Chief Business Consultant​

Andrew comes from a business background, but understands acutely the importance of educators and education.  He taught science to youth in an underserved East Oakland charter school, and is now the father to a precocious pre-schooler.  He currently  splits his time between VP of Business Development at a HR software company and as consultant for burgeoning companies and up-and-coming executives.  We are happy to have Andrew helping to keep our business humming, and our clients satisfied.

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