Sanje founded OESIS in 2012 and serves as the President of what has grown to become the leading network for innovation at independent schools: the acronym OESIS grew from the initial focus on Online Education Strategies for Independent Schools. He has held senior administrative positions at independent schools including Associate Head of School at a K-12 school for seven years, High School Principal for three years and CFO for seven years. Sanje has taught Latin and History at the High and Middle School levels: his educational career spans both British (Windlesham House School in Sussex) and American (Marlborough School in LA and Sierra Canyon School in LA) independent schools, schools that are boarding, single sex and co-ed institutions respectively. He was one of 3 founding administrators and the financial architect of a brand new greenfield non-profit independent school built on the outskirts of Los Angeles into a K-12 institution with 850 students, a 35 acre campus and $80 million in assets during his 7 years tenure: Sanje led the raising and management of $60 million for the project from investors. Prior to making a switch to education, Sanje spent 15 years in venture capital, investment banking and senior C-level (CEO,COO,CFO) management. He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford University (B.A. and M.A. in Law/Jurisprudence) and the British independent school system (Harrow School). Sanje is based out of Los Angeles.
Raymond Ravaglia, founded Stanford University’s Education Program for Gifted Youth, was the principal architect of Stanford University’s Online High School and is also author of Bricks and Mortar: the making of a Real Education at the Stanford Online High School. He has presented regularly at conferences on gifted education and e-learning for the last fifteen years. He has published in scholarly and professional journals on different aspects of e-learning and was the 1996 recipient of the paper of the year award from GiftedChild Quarterly and in 1997 received a Centra Pioneer Award. Raymond has served as an external reviewer for the Office of Post-Secondary Education of the US Department of Education, has been an advisor to the College Board on the subject of online education, and was a founding board member of the International Council for Online Learning. He received his BA and MA degrees in Philosophy from Stanford University.
Joel Backon joined OESIS as Vice-President from Choate Rosemary Hall (CT) where for 27 years he has held key roles in Information Technology, Academic Technology, as classroom teacher, curriculum designer, and in academic and student life advising. Joel leads the partnership applications relating to school academic and co-curricular offerings and Teacher PD applications of our platforms OESIS-Portfolium and OESIS-XP. He has been an OESIS Network Leader since 2015.
Lynn B. Schramek has been sharing her professional organizational communications expertise with OESIS Group since 2014, serving in many roles. She currently manages school enrollment and participation in OESIS-XP, Faculty Cohorts and Conferences. She enjoys enabling OESIS network independent schools to maximize the opportunities for professional development. Since launching in 2017, OESIS-XP has become the leading professional development and networking platform for progressive independent schools. Previously, Lynn served as Public Information Officer for the Ohio Department of Education, provided PR & digital marketing services through LBS Communications for more than two decades, served as Director of Employee Communications and Publications for Corrections Corporation of America, and Communications Coordinator for JCPenney Casualty Insurance Co. She received her BA in Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations from The Ohio State University.
Tara Quigley is the OESIS Pathways Network Leader. A teacher since 1991, Tara Quigley currently teaches sixth-grade Humanities at Princeton Day School. Also serving as the Director of Miss Fine’s Center for Interdisciplinary Studies since 2014, Tara has worked to educate and empower teachers to try new pedagogical practices and strategies, including: design thinking, PBL, inquiry research, Visible Thinking, and teaching towards mastery of skills and competencies. She is also a co-chair of the Academic Affairs Committee at Princeton Day School where she has been for 18 years.