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Meet the SOC Team

These people have witnessed first hand how the staff at a School of Character embrace their responsibility to positively shape the social, emotional and character development of every student in their school.

We are here to help you become a School of Character.

Character.org Team

Lori Soifer

Lori Soifer

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Director, Schools of Character

Nanette Nathan

Nanette Nathan

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Administrator, Schools of Character & Promising Practices

State Coordinators

This team of volunteers across the U.S. and the world give countless hours, working alongside us to ensure the success of the Schools of Character program. They promote the Schools of Character program in their states, provide technical assistance to schools, review applications, work with their team of state evaluators, and meet monthly with Lori Soifer, the Director of Schools of Character, to discuss issues in the field and share best practices.

Kara Chism

Alabama

Kent Fahrenbruck

Colorado

Val Gallina

Florida

Tracey Toth

Florida

Pam Green

Georgia

Madonna Murphy

Illinois

Tabitha Coquette

Iowa

Noalee McDonald-Augustine

Kansas

Vickie Muir

Michigan

Pauline Roberts

Michigan

Barb Bergseth

Minnesota

Nicole Diehl

Missouri

Laurie Coletti

New Jersey

Mary Reinhold

New Jersey

William Trusheim

New Jersey

Philip Fusco

New York

Justyn Knox

North Carolina

Jacqueline Schmucki

Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana

Madison Tomlinson

Oklahoma

Brendan Petersen

Pennsylvania

Lauren Boyher

Texas

Elaine Gehring

Wisconsin

Pam Woodard

Wisconsin

Perky Ibarra

Brazil