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Deani Van Pelt, PhD

Deani Van Pelt, PhD—parent, grandparent, think tanker, researcher, former professor of education at Redeemer University, former high school math and business teacher in both public and independent secondary schools, and former homeschool parent—is currently leading a new industry association for independent schools, Edvance. Her interest and impact in innovation in education that focuses on the flourishing of each child through a rich liberal education is nurtured through her work as a Cardus Senior Fellow, Fraser Institute Senior Fellow, Visiting Research Fellow in Charlotte Mason Studies at the University of Cumbria, UK, and Visiting Scientist at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. She is Chair of the Standards of Practice and Education Committee at the Ontario College of Teachers, leads several international research collaborations, has served as an expert witness, and has presented at numerous academic and education conferences across North America. Currently a contributor for The Hub, Van Pelt’s work has been regularly featured in Canadian print and broadcast media.