Learning Together Education was founded in 1999 by Susan Tracy McDaniel, M.Ed., (Northwestern University, Loyola of Baltimore, certified EFT practitioner, Montessori certified AMS and AMI) as a local Montessori outreach to parents of all income levels. Susan now leads workshops internationally and provides parent coaching and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) by telephone or Skype with an international clientele. She directs Learning Together, assisted by teachers, interns, volunteers, the Learning Together Education Board and Advisory Board.
Candace Goodwin, Ed.D./MBA, former President of DeVry University Chicago, has over 20 years experience in strategic planning, budgeting, fiscal responsibility, human resource management, compliance, student services, accreditation, and academic quality. who has effectively managed multi-million dollar budgets and understands key metrics that drive organizational effectiveness. Candace is a board member, guest teacher/mentor, and serves in of Learning Together.
Alicia Tracy, BA, North Central University, Naperville, IL, President and founder of True Fasting, a 501c3 nonprofit organization created to partner with churches in the Dominican Republic. Founded with its roots in Isaiah 58, focused on community development, international cooperation with various philanthropic activities to build and maintain relationships with the pastors and their churches. An experienced director of operations for youth ministries at Willow Creek Community Church, she serves on the board of Learning Together.
William E. Medcalf, MS, PE, former Director of Engineering Programs at Wheaton College, President of Applied Kinetics, former Engineering Management at GM and AMC, Society of Automotive Engineering, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, ASME International, MS New Mexico State in Mechanical Engineering. Experienced in human resource management, compliance, student services, accreditation, and academic quality. Bill is a board member and teacher/mentor for our homeschool classes (middle school through college).
Robin J. McDaniel, Founder, Director, and Principal Inventor of Institute since 2006. He has had experience with his own consulting firm, with including the Department of Energy, US Air Force, large environmental, pharmaceutical, and petrochemical companies, including JULIE Illinois, and the National Conference of Bar Examiners. Mr. McDaniel graduated from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, with degrees in Chemistry, and Mathematics. An active member in the ASME Nuclear Division, he has presented peer-reviewed papers on various energy-related technologies. Robin serves as a Learning Together Education board member and supporter.
Laurie Heyl, MSW, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker with a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago. For the past 25 years, she has provided individual, family and group therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. With experience in inpatient, outpatient and community mental health settings, she established a private practice located in Bannockburn IL in 1999. She currently offers EFT Emotional Freedom Techniques, Life Coaching, Biofeedback training, Neurofeedback training, HeartMath, and parent education to families in the Learning Together Education STEAM Lab program and at her office in Bannockburn, IL. She is available to individual homeschool students, helping them discover and grow their unique gifts.