Mark Barnett

Mark Barnett is the Learning Experience Designer/Head of Makerspace at Harbour School Hong Kong. Mark is dedicated to developing makerspaces that have all children succeed in learning by doing. He maintains a blog documenting his amazing journey.

Lisa Biber

Lisa Biber has been teaching high school English for ten years and yoga for the last three. When she’s not in the classroom or reading a book, she’s with her two kiddos and two stinky dogs.

Nick Covington

Nick Covington teaches Social Studies in Ankeny, Iowa, and promotes progressive education across the board in his classroom. Nick aims to reestablish the idea of what school could be to one of student-centered success that relies on their ideas and knowledge, instead of a dictated “future ready” curriculum.

Marissa Calderón Jiménez

Marissa Calderón Jiménez hosts the podcast, Early Childhood Journeys and is co-moderator/founder of #LatinasInEd. Marissa is a champion of early childhood education and advocates for design thinking, SEL, and revolutionizing the education space for all learners.


Brennan Dignan

Brennan Dignan is currently the college admissions coordinator for the Harbour School in Hong Kong, and prior was the Assistant Director of Admissions for Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA.  He is passionate about the pursuit of higher education as a means for growth and self-empowerment, particularly for those students disaffected by our current approach to schooling.

Tim Fawkes

Tim Fawkes is a high school music teacher, performer, runner, reader, and cat fancier. He wants to remake schools around the dignity and self-actualization of all people. Process is everything and everything is process.

Ryan Hopkins-Wilcox

Ryan is an international educator, she has worked in Taiwan, Washington DC, Cambodia and Uganda, next up, Kenya. Around the world she has inspired lifelong learning by igniting the power of passion and purpose for others. She works as a designer for learning envisioning the future of school and realizing her dreams through her own journeys within the world of education.


Chris McNutt
Founder / Partner

Chris is obsessed with the benefits of progressive education and wants a practical place to find everything, for free, under one roof (hence the Human Restoration Project!) He holds a Masters Degree in Education from The Ohio State University and is a public high school digital media & design educator.

Abe Moore

Abe Moore is a 6/7 Primary Teacher from Adelaide, South Australia, who bolsters progressive education through the encouragement of experiential learning and the gradeless movement. Abe maintains an active blog where he shares well-documented accounts on our need to embrace new lines of thinking.

Eric Schildge

Eric is an English/Drama teacher at Sparhawk School in Amesbury, MA. He collaborates with artists, writers, actors, journalists, and other creative professionals to bring learning to life for students. He believes in the power of live theater to build community and transform people's lives.


Monte Syrie

Monte Syrie is an English educator in Cheney, Washington, who operates and writes Project 180 at Let’s Change Education. Monte is recognized for his overwhelming focus on the most important thing in education: relationships - constantly devoting himself to empathy, tolerance, and a welcoming #myroom.


Michael Payne

Michael organizes professional development campaigns for progressive education, reinvents English classrooms, and is an active author of progressive educational practice. He holds a Masters Degree in Education and degree in Educational Leadership from Wright State University. Michael serves as a public high school director.

Mary Wade

Mary Wade was an elementary instructor at an International Baccalaureate school in Utah for 4 years, and now works full-time raising her three young children. Mary operates and shares her thoughts on innovating education on, a non-profit focused on empowering students to take control of their learning.



Mary Walls

Mary Borobia Walls is the founder of Action Driven Inquiry, training educators to foster learner curiosity, creativity, inquiry, agency, and action for a healthier and more sustainable world. A former classroom teacher, she has served as an International Baccalaureate Coordinator in Southern California, pushing student passion and creativity to the forefront in public education.


Patreon Supporters

Lisa Biber

Nick Covington

Erin Dowd

Tim Fawkes

Erin Flanagan

Erin Gaudet

R. Steven Gumbay

Katie Halford

Jeremiah Henderson

Stephanie Hurt

Michael Hyde

Rachel Lawrence

Nadine Ley

Deanna Lough

Jenny Lucas

Shannon Oliveira

Steve Peterson

Skylar L. Primm

Bill Rider

Victoria Rydberg-Nania

Shana Shrader

Mary Walls

Paul Wann

Carolyn Wiezorek

Dylan Wince

Bold names indicate members of the Proponent tier. Italic names indicate members of the Supporter tier.