ABOUT US

Imagine a School Culture based in

PEACE, COMPASSION & KINDNESS

Our curriculum encourages just that. Both teachers and students learn to adopt habits that result in a healthy body, mind and outlook.

Our Proprietary Stress-Reduction Program Includes:

Our SKY Teachers Can

  • calm an anxiety attack related to a test or traumatic event
  • ease an emotional outburst
  • intervene to prevent a violent reaction to a difficult situation.
  • offer one-on-one breath work interventions

Our purpose is:

To give teachers tools & techniques they can use inside the classroom and at home to practice self-care so they can manage their own stress and negative emotions.

These teachers naturally buffer the stress of the children they serve, thus helping them become more resilient and successful.

Meet Our Milwaukee Team

AMBROSE WB

MILWAUKEE DIRECTOR

A personal trainer, performance coach, and workshop facilitator, Ambrose started with SKY Schools as a volunteer in 2013. Ambrose believes the SKY has the power to breathe new life into both traditional and modern educational institutions.

BEVERLY WALKER

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

An activist, businesswoman, and speaker, Beverly started her journey as a SKY participant. She is motivated to share her experience with others in the hope they'll find some peace in their lives as she has.

BARON WALKER

TEACHER-IN-TRAINING

An activist, businesswoman, and speaker, Baron just completed his SKY Schools Teacher-Training Course in the summer of 2019. He's now a teacher-in-training, working closely with the Milwaukee team, volunteering as possible.

National Staff

BILL HERMAN

INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR, DIRECTOR OF TRAINING

Bill received his BFA, MFA and teaching credentials from the Art Institute of Chicago. He founded SKY Schools and has trained SKY Schools teachers in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Australia, South Africa, Canada and England as well as the United States.

ELAN GEPNER

NATIONAL DIRECTOR

Elan graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brown University. He spent 15 years establishing empowerment programs for youth, including leadership academies, poetry and theater festivals, youth film productions, and personal development coaching and instruction.

ROBYNN JAMES

CHIEF GENEROSITY OFFICER

Robynn has devoted her 25 year career to helping small nonprofits, plan for and realize their highest ambitions. She is a trained yoga teacher with over 20 years of yoga practice, and has studied Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction under Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at Esalen Institute.

SUSAN RAMSUNDARSINGH

RESEARCH AND EVALUATION CONSULTANT

Susan is a social worker and researcher. Her expertise is in community building approaches to poverty reduction, youth empowerment, and disaster relief. She holds a Master in Social Work, a MBA and is currently completing her PhD.

They are different than other teachers

” Teachers help us with math and science – SKY teachers help us in our lives… they always, I don’t know, but they always figure out a way to make us feel better and comfortable.”

7TH GRADER, DODD MIDDLE SCHOOL

SKY Schools is a Project of IAHV

The International Association for Human Values (IAHV) is a 501(c)3 educational and humanitarian nonprofit that is committed to developing and promoting programs of personal development that encourage the practice of human values in everyday life.

We Define Human Values as:
A sense of belonging to common humanity, respect for all people, cultures and traditions, respect for the natural environment, an attitude of non-violence and an ethic of social service.

Founded in Geneva in 1997, IAHV works in special consultative status with the Economic Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations, and participates in a variety of committees and activities related to health and conflict resolution.

Awarded the Independent Charities Seal of Excellence, IAHV demonstrates the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, and cost effectiveness..

WE BELIEVE

  • All human beings are equal.
  • Responsibility and an attitude of selfless service is true empowerment.
  • Peace, happiness and compassion are the intrinsic nature of human beings.
  • Socio-economic development must be built on human values to be sustainable.
  • Incorporation of human values into all aspects of life will ultimately lead to a more peaceful, just and sustainable world.