The People Behind Infinity School
Ms Andrea, B.Ed., M.A.
Andrea was a teacher, parenting educator, and counsellor before starting Infinity School. She taught science and math at the junior and senior high school levels, as well as been a school and private counsellor. Along with her husband Vineet, she is also the co-owner of The Core Family Health Centre
Andrea 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. If you’d like to read more about why she started this school, click here.
Dr. Vineet, MD, CCFP
Vineet is a family physician and co-owner of The Core Family Health Centre, a medical clinic in London. He is also the author of, Healthier You: A Family Doctor’s Guide to the Fundamentals of Better Living. Vineet 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.
Mr. Eric, B.Ed., IB, TOK
Director, Explore Studio Guide
Eric is an Ontario and International Baccalaureate (IB) certified teacher with a background in English and History. His IB Certification is in business management and theory of knowledge (TOK). In his career as an educator, he has taught and led as a department head for subjects in English, ESL, the Humanities, and Business.
Eric’s pedagogy concentrates on fostering independence, purpose, curiosity, and appreciation in learning. He is excited to have found the Acton system that embraces this approach and looks forward to embarking on his journey at the Infinity School.
Ignite Studio Guide, Certified Montessori Teacher
Ms. Melanie is an experienced Montessori Guide for six years in Vancouver, British Columbia. She herself was a Montessori child and is now immersing herself in Acton in order to incorporate both pedagogies in the Ignite studio.
Ms. Melanie loves to prepare the environment for the children to be able to feed the children’s innate curiosities as independently as possible.
Discover Studio Guide
Our seven to eleven-year-old students are led by the energetic, caring, and fun Ms Peyton. She brings her six years of working with young children through the school and the CheerStrike Royals 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”.