Spotlight: Orchard’s Academic Leadership Team

Get to know more about Orchard’s Academic Leadership Team. These are the six people in charge of making sure the student experience aligns with Orchard’s mission and values. As you can see from the picture, they’re a pretty fun group!

Lisa Pryor - Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 
Stacie Rogers - Director of Student Services
Sherri Helvie - Head of School
Hal Schwartz - Early Childhood & Elementary School Director
Nick Eble - Assistant Head of School
Angie Brothers - Interim Middle School Director
LISA- I had an impromptu fireworks show for my birthday during an overnight summer camp here at Orchard. 
STACIE- I’ve definitely been to over 500 concerts.
SHERRI- I used to teach my eighth graders how to headbang to In Living Color’s song, Cult of Personality.
HAL - I’ve been to five of the seven continents - found time to skydive in New Zealand and bungee jump in Africa!
NICK- I used to be a chef at Rene’s French Restaurant in Indy. I can make good French onion soup…
ANGIE- I used to take students white water rafting and hiking in West Virginia for a week. Well, one year on a trip I warded off a bear and saved children from a rattlesnake. 
FAVORITE BOOK (Children’s Book & Adult)
LISA:  Corduroy by Don Freeman— The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) by Don Miguel Ruiz with Janet Mills
STACIE- The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt — The Ground Beneath Her Feet by Salman Rushdie
SHERRI - Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak — To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
HAL - The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg
NICK- Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne — Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
ANGIE- Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann — The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
LISA- Love & Basketball — The Fresh Prince of Bel Air
STACIE- The Breakfast Club — Seinfeld
SHERRI- Sense and Sensibility — House of Cards
HAL - The Usual Suspects — The Office & Breaking Bad
NICK- The Godfather Part II — The Simpsons
ANGIE - The Goonies — Any Beach or Island Show on HGTV
LISA- Macaroni and Cheese

STACIE- Any Latin or Mexican Food
HAL - Fruit
ANGIE-  Mexican Food
NICK - Pasta
WHY ORCHARD…in one sentence. Go!
LISA- Family.
STACIE- Whole-child learning.
SHERRI- Playful, joyful learning, whether you’re three or 103!
HAL -The children. (everyday is an opportunity to witness just how responsible, talented, intelligent, caring, motivated, and resourceful our students are - and to feed off of that energy) - that’s one sentence because of the parentheses!
NICK- It’s my favorite place in the world.

ANGIE - We foster of love of learning.

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