Debra Lambrecht, Founder and Head of School
Since 1981, Ms. Lambrecht has worked with schools and youth leaders to influence positive change in the way we meet the needs of children. Debra has provided continued educational training, along with strategic and organizational consulting for hundreds of schools and youth organizations across the country. Most recently Ms. Lambrecht served as School Director of a private preschool through 8th grade. Founder of Caring About Kids, she created a unique mentor program that was replicated throughout the United States; and authored several youth development publications including training manuals that became required text for CA State University Master’s counseling program. Ms. Lambrecht’s innovative program models have been recognized as exemplary by United Way, National Public Radio, and Rotary International. Debra has also had the privilege of representing Rotary International while presenting her work at the United Nations International Youth Strategies Summit.
Andy Silvert, CFO
Mr. Silvert is the Founder and CEO of EdPro consulting, COO/Business Director of a public charter school and Charter Management Organization, and serves on several non-profit educational advisory boards. Andy was President of Think Small Ventures, Inc.; Director of Marketing & Business Development for Synergex Corporation; Director of Strategic Alliances at Brigade Corporation; and Product Manager at Lucent Technologies. Mr. Silvert holds an MBA from Haas School of Business at UC Berkley with an emphasis in entrepreneurial ventures, marketing and product management. Andy spent 8 years living and working in Japan, is a published author, a certified massage therapist and former marathon runner.
Steven Casperite, Learning Support Director
As a Learning Resource Specialist, Learning Support Director, teacher and coach, Mr. Casperite has taught at the elementary, high school and college levels, has developed physical education curriculum, learning support assessment processes and served on school accreditation committees. Steven holds a Multiple & Single Subject Teaching Credential (Special Education), a Master’s in Education in Special Education and Master’s of Arts in Intellectual History. A beloved coach, ‘Mr. C’ has coached water polo, swim team and basketball for 30 years.
Sally Carlile, Admissions Director
In her career as a marketing consultant, Ms. Carlile has been recognized for her profound understanding of market needs and eye for relevant solutions; she’s made it a habit to connect the most innovative ideas with the right people. Sally has worked with Patagonia, Maui Jim Sunglasses, Square One Organic Spirits, and Women's Evolutionary Leadership. Sally holds an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management and has worked tirelessly in support of her own children’s education and activities. Sally speaks fluent Spanish, intermediate Italian, and basic Japanese. She has studied martial arts for 23 years, and has an 8th degree Black Belt in Kung Fu San Soo.