Roots Facilitators

Amber Ardrey

Amber Ardrey

Miguel Carvalho

Miguel Carvalho

Vidya Atreya

Vidya Atreya

 

Branches Facilitators

Melissa Mulligan

Melissa Mulligan

Amber Irvin

Amber Irvin

Aaron Mahnaz

Aaron Mahnaz

 

Directors

Lacy Arnold Manship - Director of Education (Roots)    Lacy Arnold Manship  is the Director of Education for the Roots program and founding community member at ALC Mosaic. Her interests are in respectful communication with young children, creating play spaces, natural literacy development, connection to the natural world and critical literacies as a tool for social change. She writes about and tinkers with these ideas as a facilitator and director of Roots, Mosaic’s early childhood program.

Lacy Arnold Manship - Director of Education (Roots)

Lacy Arnold Manship is the Director of Education for the Roots program and founding community member at ALC Mosaic. Her interests are in respectful communication with young children, creating play spaces, natural literacy development, connection to the natural world and critical literacies as a tool for social change. She writes about and tinkers with these ideas as a facilitator and director of Roots, Mosaic’s early childhood program.

 
Kishore Atreya - Board Member   Kishore Atreya is co-founder of the  ConsenSys  Solutions business and  Viant.io , a blockchain based platform for building supply chains of the future. Kishore started his blockchain journey 3 years ago and has been leading the vision and execution of several blockchain based solutions across various industries, governments and NGOs. Kishore co-founded Viant to remove friction in supply chains, create transparency and trust, in the food we eat, clothes we wear, and the goods we buy. Kishore comes with 20 years of innovation, technology strategy, architecture and solution experience. Previously at Deloitte, Kishore helped his clients transcend business challenges by providing strategic advisory services and driving transformative change initiatives in retail banking and mortgage.

Kishore Atreya - Board Member

Kishore Atreya is co-founder of the ConsenSys Solutions business and Viant.io, a blockchain based platform for building supply chains of the future. Kishore started his blockchain journey 3 years ago and has been leading the vision and execution of several blockchain based solutions across various industries, governments and NGOs. Kishore co-founded Viant to remove friction in supply chains, create transparency and trust, in the food we eat, clothes we wear, and the goods we buy. Kishore comes with 20 years of innovation, technology strategy, architecture and solution experience. Previously at Deloitte, Kishore helped his clients transcend business challenges by providing strategic advisory services and driving transformative change initiatives in retail banking and mortgage.

Nancy Tilton - Director of Education (Branches)    Nancy Tilton  is the Director of Education for the Branches (7 & up) program at ALC Mosaic. After working in public schools in Maryland and North Carolina and a small private Friends school in Charlotte, Nancy set out to start her own school. Inspired by the traditions of democratic schools and unschooling, she started The Mosaic School in August of 2013. After connecting with the first ALC in NYC, The Mosaic School became ALC Mosaic and the first major collaborator in the ALC Network in 2014.

Nancy Tilton - Director of Education (Branches)

Nancy Tilton is the Director of Education for the Branches (7 & up) program at ALC Mosaic. After working in public schools in Maryland and North Carolina and a small private Friends school in Charlotte, Nancy set out to start her own school. Inspired by the traditions of democratic schools and unschooling, she started The Mosaic School in August of 2013. After connecting with the first ALC in NYC, The Mosaic School became ALC Mosaic and the first major collaborator in the ALC Network in 2014.

 
Kelley Carboni-Woods - Board Member    Kelley Carboni-Woods  is a writer, community organizer, yoga teacher and wellness advocate. She is also gratefully mothering two humans, Palmer and Duke, co-creating a life of adventure and learning together. Kelley loves reading, cooking, bicycling and traveling. She believes in the power of self directed education to build strong humans & conscious communities and is grateful to contribute as a board member to the Mosaic community.

Kelley Carboni-Woods - Board Member

Kelley Carboni-Woods is a writer, community organizer, yoga teacher and wellness advocate. She is also gratefully mothering two humans, Palmer and Duke, co-creating a life of adventure and learning together. Kelley loves reading, cooking, bicycling and traveling. She believes in the power of self directed education to build strong humans & conscious communities and is grateful to contribute as a board member to the Mosaic community.

Tomis Parker - Director of Operations    Tomis Parker  has been facilitating in Self-Directed Education environments since 2009. He helped birth the first Agile Learning Center in NYC and served as the Director for three years. he now lives in Charlotte, NC where he serves as the Director of Operations. In 2017 he facilitated the launch of the Alliance for Self-Directed Education. He is passionate about sharing the ALC model, building bridges through the work of Self-Directed Education, and supporting communities where people are trusted to create a better world.

Tomis Parker - Director of Operations

Tomis Parker has been facilitating in Self-Directed Education environments since 2009. He helped birth the first Agile Learning Center in NYC and served as the Director for three years. he now lives in Charlotte, NC where he serves as the Director of Operations. In 2017 he facilitated the launch of the Alliance for Self-Directed Education. He is passionate about sharing the ALC model, building bridges through the work of Self-Directed Education, and supporting communities where people are trusted to create a better world.

 
Yanira Castro - Board Member    Yanira Castro  is a communications pro providing organizations with high-touch communication expertise, consulting on a variety of topics from social media to organizational communication therapy. She works with non-profits, social impact organizations & restaurants. Yanira’s involvement in the community is driven by a passion for social justice. One of her personal passions is the education of my children. Through her journey with self-directed learning, her advocacy has allowed me to share my joy through various mediums.

Yanira Castro - Board Member

Yanira Castro is a communications pro providing organizations with high-touch communication expertise, consulting on a variety of topics from social media to organizational communication therapy. She works with non-profits, social impact organizations & restaurants. Yanira’s involvement in the community is driven by a passion for social justice. One of her personal passions is the education of my children. Through her journey with self-directed learning, her advocacy has allowed me to share my joy through various mediums.

 
 
Melody Gross - Board Member    Melody Gross  loves all things nonprofit and it shows in my more than 10 years experience in the sector. She provides communications strategies that elevate and educate the community about a nonprofit's mission and vision. However, her experience goes beyond nonprofits, as she’s worked with entrepreneurs, authors, and speakers in freelance and agency settings. Currently, Melody is the Marketing and Communications Manager for Levine Museum of the New South where she not only creates content and strategies for online outreach via digital channels but also manages advertising, partnerships, email marketing, and media relations. In her not-so-spare time, she is an advocate of ending violence and abuse in relationships through interviews, social media awareness, workshops. Melody is a mom to the awesomeness that is KGB. She’s loving this self-directed journey we are on. It’s helping me tap into a new level of parenting. I hope I make him proud.

Melody Gross - Board Member

Melody Gross loves all things nonprofit and it shows in my more than 10 years experience in the sector. She provides communications strategies that elevate and educate the community about a nonprofit's mission and vision. However, her experience goes beyond nonprofits, as she’s worked with entrepreneurs, authors, and speakers in freelance and agency settings. Currently, Melody is the Marketing and Communications Manager for Levine Museum of the New South where she not only creates content and strategies for online outreach via digital channels but also manages advertising, partnerships, email marketing, and media relations. In her not-so-spare time, she is an advocate of ending violence and abuse in relationships through interviews, social media awareness, workshops. Melody is a mom to the awesomeness that is KGB. She’s loving this self-directed journey we are on. It’s helping me tap into a new level of parenting. I hope I make him proud.

Jen Gager - Board Member    Jen Gager  is a mom of two young boys, one of whom currently attends ALC Mosaic. When her eldest son was born, she couldn’t imagine a scenario where traditional education would satisfy her or her husband’s wishes for our child. Having been a teacher “on the inside” at both public and private schools for 10 years, Jen was a first-hand witness to the messed-up paradigms at work in traditional American education. Jen started the research to see what was out there, became acquainted with the philosophy of self-directed education, and relocated to Charlotte, NC so that her family could be a part of ALC Mosaic.

Jen Gager - Board Member

Jen Gager is a mom of two young boys, one of whom currently attends ALC Mosaic. When her eldest son was born, she couldn’t imagine a scenario where traditional education would satisfy her or her husband’s wishes for our child. Having been a teacher “on the inside” at both public and private schools for 10 years, Jen was a first-hand witness to the messed-up paradigms at work in traditional American education. Jen started the research to see what was out there, became acquainted with the philosophy of self-directed education, and relocated to Charlotte, NC so that her family could be a part of ALC Mosaic.