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Eileen Bakke, Peter Becker, and Julia Snyder. The audio of this panel discussion was recorded at the Ivy League Congress on Faith and Action. (1:23:57)

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Eileen Bakke

Eileen Bakke Before co-founding Imagine Schools, Eileen was a teacher at the National Cathedral School in Washington D.C., an educational writer for a PBS children’s television program, and a writer for the Council for Basic Education. Eileen is a founder and past chairperson of the Rivendell School in Arlington, VA. She is the Chairperson of the Mustard Seed Foundation Board and serves on the Advisory Council of the James Madison Program at Princeton University. Eileen holds a BA in English Literature from Princeton University, and an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Eastern University. Eileen is married to Dennis W. Bakke. They have five children and six grandchildren, and live in Arlington, Virginia.

Peter Becker

Peter Becker is the Head of School at The Gunnery, an independent boarding and day school in Washington, CT. A native of New Orleans and Manhattan, Peter attended The Taft School and then earned a BA with Distinction in Religious Studies from The University of Virginia and an MA in History from Yale University. Peter came to The Gunnery from The Lawrenceville School, in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, where he served as a Master of History and Interdisciplinary Studies, Housemaster, Department Chair, and coach. Prior to his eight year tenure at The Lawrenceville School, Mr. Becker had a career as an investment banking and venture capital analyst and served for three years on the staff of FOCUS, the Fellowship of Christians in Universities and Schools. Peter and his wife Amy Julia are the proud parents of three children - Penny, William, and Marilee.

Julia Snyder

Julia Snyder currently trains secondary social studies teachers at Relay Graduate School of Education. Before taking her current role, she taught business and social studies in Philadelphia at Esperanza Academy for seven years. Julia holds a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Social Studies from Taylor University and a Master’s degree in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum from the University of Pennsylvania. Julia has lived in West Philadelphia for the past eight years.

Moderator: Beth Chapman

Beth Chapman will be serving as moderator for this panel. Beth is a consultant specializing in leadership development, strategic planning, fundraising planning, and team facilitation primarily for nonprofits and academia. She is also serving as the Recruitment Director for the Trinity Forum Academy this year. Before starting her own consulting business, Beth served as the Director of Outreach & Advancement for the Trinity Forum, a Washington, D.C. based nonprofit and prior to that as a Director for the Templeton Honors College at Eastern University. In her volunteer time, Beth serves as the Co-Chair of the National Recruitment Team for Chi Omega Fraternity where she oversees the recruitment strategies for 179 collegiate chapters around the country. She is passionate about leadership development, spiritual development, and creating memorable experiences for groups and individuals. Originally from Paducah, KY, Beth loves living in Washington, D.C., and is active at Grace Presbyterian Church.