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Meet Our Team

Simon Jeynes

Executive Director Simon Jeynes provides intellectual and administrative leadership for LCM, developing services to engage students, empower teachers and transform schools into communities of joyful learners and models of student-centered teaching.

Mr. Jeynes has had a long career as administrator, writer, and consultant. 

From 2003 - 2017, Mr. Jeynes was a Senior Consultant for Independent School Management (ISM), an international research based consulting company. In that context, he worked in five countries and over 200 schools, leading conversations around strategic planning, financial planning, scheduling, faculty culture and strategic academic planning, and school performance analysis. He was also a lead writer and author for ISM.

Before becoming a consultant, his 26-year career in independent education included being head of two schools, teaching a variety of subjects and writing curriculum.

He continues to speak at educational conferences including PNAIS, ERB, VAIS, AMS, CASE (2010, 2016 Stellar Speaker), ISAS, NJAIS, ACSI, CAIS, AISNE, NCAIS, ASB Un-Plugged, SAES, FCIS, CSI, Laptop Institute, CBOA, LEA.

Simon earned his MA from the University of Oxford (School of Modern History), his BEd (Hons.) from the University of Lethbridge, and his MEd (Educational Leadership) from Concordia University. He is married with four children, a dog, cat, two birds, and a leopard gecko. 

Seth Burgess

Seth Burgess is the director of the Lausanne Learning Institute, a professional development non-profit that organizes teacher conferences on student centered learning strategies. Seth grew up in Alabama, the oldest son in a family of teachers, where he developed his first love, Crimson Tide football, after meeting Coach Bear Bryant during a home football game. He pursued his love for writing while at Baylor University, which led to a short career in journalism. However, the early days of the Internet beckoned, and Seth worked and developed projects with early dot-coms in Austin, Texas during the innovative days of Web 1.0.

After completing his MA in Critical Theory at the University of Alabama, Seth followed his family’s DNA and began teaching, leading to a fellowship at the University of Alabama's Blount Scholar's Program, ESL coordinator at Korea Polytechnic University in South Korea, and humanities director at a Tri-City Collegiate Prep in Prescott, Arizona.

During his first visit to Lausanne, he knew this was a school with vision and ability, and is proud every day to have the chance to work with such an amazing group of thought leaders.

Kristin Oglesby

Kristen is the The Lausanne Collaborative’s Operations Manager. She looks after our database, helps organize the Institutes, maintains our communications networks, and assists with management of the website.

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