The People Behind Infinity School
Andrea Loewen Nair, M.A., CCC
Head of School, Co-Founder
Andrea is a teacher, parenting educator, counsellor, and also the co-owner of The Core Family Health Centre. Andrea has taught science and math at the junior and senior high school levels, as well as been a school and private counsellor.
She is also a well-known parenting writer, having been quoted in most of the major magazines and online publications in North America including Maclean’s Magazine, the Globe and Mail, and The New York Times Motherlode Blog.
Andrea is excited to now funnel her passion for education, learning, and children into London, Ontario’s Infinity School.
Vineet Nair, MD, CCFP
Vineet is a family physician and co-owner of The Core Family Health Centre, a multidisciplinary clinic in London complete with pharmacy, four family doctors, psychotherapists, physiotherapists, and massage therapists. He has extensive experience in family medicine in a variety of settings, having practiced in British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario, in rural and urban settings.
Vineet moved to London with his family in 2008 and is very happy to be raising his children in this great community. Currently he is active in trying to improve quality, communication, accountability and use of technology in primary care.
Vineet is excited to be bringing that same outlook and passion to education through this exciting school format.
Jeremy Marks, M.A.
Lead Guide - Middle School Guide
Jeremy or “Mr. Jeremy” as our students call him, is our Lead Guide at Infinity School. Please read through this interesting post to learn more about Jeremy and why he made the decision to join our school. We love Mr. Jeremy’s vast knowledge of history, current events, politics, and writing. We’ve tried stumping him with knowing the name of a certain book and/ or author and he knows it every time!
Mr. Jeremy is also our Socratic Discussion specialist who does training for other schools, including public schools, on how to lead that style of discussions.
Elementary Studio Guide
Al Coombs, who we know as “Mr Al” comes to us from a long, successful radio broadcasting career. You might also recognize him as the person who gets us all cheering at the London Lightning games. Looking to make a career change into the field of education, his true passion, Al is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with our innovative school.
Through his energetic personally, strong love of learning, and musical abilities, Al brings an excitement and incredible level of support and caring to our students.
Spark Studio Guide
Our four to seven-year-old students are led by the energetic, caring, and fun Ms Peyton. She brings her six years of working with young children to our grateful campus.
Advisor: Co-Founder of Acton Academy (Our Model School)
Jeff Sandefer lives a dual life as an entrepreneur and a Socratic Guide. As an entrepreneur, he founded his first company at age 16 and went on to found or co-found seven successful businesses. As a Socratic teacher at the University of Texas, Jeff’s students five times voted him the school’s Outstanding Teacher and Businessweek named him one of the top Entrepreneurship professors in America. Jeff went on to co-found the Acton School of Business, an MBA program perennially ranked by the Princeton Review among the best in the nation. In 2012 The Economist honored him as one of the top fifteen Business School professors in the world.
Jeff is a graduate of the Harvard Business School, where he served for over twenty years on the school’s governing committees. He was a longtime director of the Philanthropy Roundtable and National Review magazine and one of the youngest members ever elected to the Texas Business Hall of Fame.
Advisor: Co-Founder of Acton Academy
Laura lived on both US coasts and in between as a child, then settled into Vanderbilt University for her undergraduate studies in the College of Arts and Science. After being awarded the highly competitive Walter Wattles Fellowship at Lloyd’s of London, Laura worked in the aviation insurance industry in New York City.
Deciding to follow her calling into the world of education, Laura returned to Nashville and earned her Master of Education at Peabody College. This led her to her work at the Oklahoma Arts Institute, creating fine arts education programs for teachers and talented high school students. Laura married Jeff Sandefer and is the happy mother of Sam and Charlie and step-mother to Taite. It is the inspiration of these children that led Laura and Jeff to co-found Acton Academy.
Her greatest hero is her mother who was a Master Teacher. Her wisest mentor is her father who sent her off to college with two words of advice: “Be curious”.
We are accepting applications for students ages FOUR to FOURTEEN for the 2019-2020 school year. (Our high school program opens in September of 2020.) Book a tour with us today!