Tay Arrow has been with The Open School since its second year, and began the Temecula Valley campus project with Matt Dale in 2019. Tay attended Sudbury Valley School, and later worked there as a staff member from 2007-2010. They hold a BA in English Literature with a focus on the European Renaissance from Northeastern University, and an MA in Postmodern Poetics from Prifysgol Cymru Aberystwyth. They are also a working artist and private art instructor. You can read some of their writing here and view a selection of artwork here. In their spare time they enjoy hiking, bouldering, constructed languages, hand lettering, and 0g lace knitting.
Matt Dale was one of the original founders of The Open School in 2012 and is now working to launch the Temecula Valley campus. He graduated from San Diego State University with a B.S. in Social Science and recently earned his M.A. in Education. A high school teacher and coach since 2003, Matt implements democratic principles in his classroom. Matt is driven to expand the opportunities for young people (including his two daughters) to participate in respectful, healthy, authentic self-directed learning.