R Board of Directors
Meredith "Meribeth" Huebner, President
Meribeth is a teacher, a mother, and an entrepreneur who identified gaps in what traditional education provides for many students. Her own educational experiences as well as those of her children led her and other educators, creative thinkers, and entrepreneurs to design a flexible educational experience that maximizes the potential of each individual child.
Meribeth has an M.Ed in Instructional Design & Technology and an M.A. in English and has extensive experience in education and business operations. Prior to starting R School, Meribeth was the Associate Dean for the Hamilton Holt School at Rollins College, Assistant Professor of English at The College of Coastal Georgia in Brunswick, GA, taught 10th grade English and journalism at The Galloway School in Atlanta, and worked in banking and finance after graduating from The University of Georgia in 1994 (Go Dawgs!).
Darren McDaniel, Vice President & CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Darren McDaniel is a strategist, sociologist, educator, solutionary, and hat-juggling creative. A deliberate idealist, McDaniel's advocacy for emboldening independents through creating opportunity structures led to his role as Founding Director of Orlando's Urban ReThink, a community hub for stimulating collaborative endeavors, economic growth, lifelong learning, and community evolution. In the wake of its closure, McDaniel launched the not-for-profit, Gapways, Inc. with the aim to bridge gaps in multiple social institutions, most notably work and education.
McDaniel also serves as Course Director for Creating Brand Experience and Digital Storytelling in the Digital Arts and Design Program at Full Sail University. He's spoken at TEDx Orlando, served as Programming Director at Orlando’s Downtown Media Arts Center, piloted a social networking startup, and wrote, produced, and directed an independent feature film. McDaniel received his Master of Arts in Sociology (ABD) from Vanderbilt University, his Master of Arts in Southern Studies from the University of Mississippi, and his B.S. in Speech: Radio-Television-Film from Northwestern University. He recently completed Full Sail University's Leadership Academy, for which he received the Executive Recognition Award.
Carrie Schulz, Treasurer
Carrie Schulz is a CPA with extensive experience in Information Technology, financial/managerial accounting, and not-for-profit organizations. She graduated with an M.B.A. from Rollins College in 2006 and a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication from Rollins College in 2003. Carrie served as IT a Director in Information Technology at Rollins prior to transitioning to Director of Financial Information Systems and Strategic Initiatives. Carrie also serves on the board of Ten Thousand Villages and teaches as an adjunct professor of Financial/Managerial Accounting, Information Technology, and Digital Video.
Judith Wiseman, Director
Judith Wiseman has a Master's degree in Medical Sociology from George Washington University, where she was a University Research and Teaching Fellow. She earned her Bachelor's degree from Barnard College of Columbia University with a major in Cultural Anthropology and a concentration in Women's Studies. Wiseman has a long history of work and service in the nonprofit sector, having worked as both a funder and as fundraiser. She was the Managing Director of the James C. Penney Foundation, where she developed a new program area in Children and Families. She then worked as the Director of Corporate and Foundation Giving for Planned Parenthood of NYC. She has served as a Capital Campaign Consultant to that and other organizations as well. Working at Rollins College's Hamilton Holt School, Wiseman has been an active volunteer and has a special interest in the development of innovative models to address educational and community needs.