Current School Board Members

Guy DuBeau, President

Guy holds a B.A. from the University of Missouri and M.S. and J.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin. He has been affiliated with EAGLE since 1997 when his oldest son enrolled in the Nest.

He and his wife, Patti, have had four boys go through EAGLE, with the last one graduating in 2020.

He served as the President of the EPO and has been on the Board since 2001 where he currently also serves as legal counsel.

Mary Olsky, Vice President

Mary is a co-founder of EAGLE School. She earned a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Illinois and an M.A. in Literature from Eastern Michigan University. Additionally, she has undertaken classes in law school and many in education.

Mary divides her time between Madison and Scottsdale, AZ, teaching bridge classes at both locations.

John Stoneman, Secretary

John and his wife, Jane, are the parents of four EAGLE School graduates, with their oldest child having enrolled in the Nest in 2000, and their youngest having graduated from EAGLE School in 2019.

A lifelong Fitchburg resident, John holds a B.A. from Luther College and an M.B.A. and J.D. from UW-Madison, and currently serves as President of Heartland Properties, Inc. and Chairman of the Board of Settlers bank.

In addition to serving on the Board of EAGLE School, John serves as the co-chair of the Community Advisory Group for Stanford Online High School.

Lyn Macgregor, PhD, Treasurer

EAGLE School Board member Lyn Macgregor lives in Fitchburg with her husband, Ted Halsted, and her two EAGLE students, Caroline (grad) and Jillian (7/8).

Lyn earned her B.A. at Boston University and taught high school Humanities and Drama before earning her doctorate in Sociology at UW. Her time at work is currently split between appointments in UW’s Holtz Center for Science & Technology Studies and the Wisconsin Center for Education Research.

Masood Akhtar

Masood Akhtar is an Indian-born American Muslim entrepreneur living in Madison for over 30 years.

Masood Akhtar

Akhtar has founded and led multiple businesses and has also been actively involved with numerous community projects. One of Akhtar’s most visible efforts is a statewide, non-partisan Movement he founded called We Are Many -United Against Hate with a focus on teaching forgiveness and peace, addressing the root causes of hate, bigotry, and racism, and building inclusive communities while empowering youth. Akhtar’s Movement is not about us vs. them. The movement’s efforts have earned him accolades from agencies ranging from the WI Governor’s Office, the US Department of State, and the FBI to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Most recently, President Biden recognized Akhtar as a “Uniter” along with 18 others from across the country at the “United We Stand” summit at the White House in September.

Akhtar and his wife, Shabana Syed, are parents of Yusuf Masood, who completed fifth through seventh grade at EAGLE.

Samantha Crownover

Sam and her husband, Bruce, are proud parents of their daughter, Lilly (now at McGill University), who attended EAGLE from 2009 to 2015. During that time, Sam served as a parent aide and tennis coach. Currently, she is the executive director of Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society (a chamber music festival), a position she has held for 23 seasons.

An advocate for the arts, Sam is involved in many freelance arts and architecture-based projects. She has recently restored the Brisbane House, an award-winning 1868 stone house in Arena, WI, and opened it as an Airbnb. Past positions include curator of Tandem Press, and staff member of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and the Venice Biennale’s American Pavilion, in Venice, Italy. Committed to volunteering, she has served on many boards of directors. She is currently chairing the EAGLE Forward: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.

Along with her husband and daughter, Sam is an Airbnb “Superhost.” She is a native Wisconsinite, loves to travel, learn, practice compassion, play tennis and pond hockey, and enjoys the arts and farm-to-table scenes in Madison. 

Deb Douglas

Deb earned a B.A. in English, Speech, and Theater at UW-Eau Claire and a M.S. in Gifted Education Curriculum and Instruction at UW-Milwaukee. For over 20 years, she coordinated gifted programming for Manitowoc (WI) Public Schools. She is past president of the Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted (WATG) and served on the Parent Advisory Board of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC).

Deb advocates for gifted children around the world, providing GT Carpe Diem workshops for students, professional development for educators, and support for parents. She is the author of The Power of Self Advocacy for Gifted Learners (Free Spirit Publishing 2017) and co-editor with Dr. Joy Lawson Davis of No More Dreams Deferred: Breaking the Barriers to Self-advocacy for Underserved Gifted Learners (2021).

Deb lives in Fitchburg with her husband, Ray Aldag.

Wendy Johnson

Wendy earned her Ph.D. from the School Psychology program at UW-Madison. She has been a licensed school psychologist for 25+ years, working at the pre-K, elementary, middle, and high school levels, and was most recently the Lead Psychologist for the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD). 

Wendy retired from MMSD in the summer of 2021.  She has had a private practice 15 years, specializing in assessment and short term therapy for talented and gifted children, adolescents, and young adults. Wendy’s areas of expertise include cognitive and academic assessments, the treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma and loss, academic and social-emotional issues concerning talented and gifted students, and leading crisis response in K-12 schools. In addition, she has received extensive training in restorative justice practices and circle facilitation, supporting and leading that work district-wide while working at MMSD.

Rob LoBreglio

Rob LoBreglio has served on the EAGLE board of directors for the past four years. He holds a B.A. in Religious Studies from Vassar College, as well as a degree in Brewing Technology from The Siebel Institute of Technology.

Rob is the Brewmaster and co founder of The Great Dane Pub and Brewing Company. He is also the parent of an EAGLE alum, has served on the EPO, and is well-known as “grill guy” at the annual spring FUNdraiser.

Erin Jonaitis

Erin Jonaitis is new to the EAGLE Board of Directors in 2022. She and her husband, Graham, are the parents of a current EAGLE student, Hazel (4/5).

Erin has a Ph.D. in Psychology and an M.S. in Statistics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She currently works as a scientist and statistician at the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute, where she studies memory and thinking in middle-aged and older adults.

Dr. Manish Patankar

Manish Patankar earned his Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences and is currently a member of the University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty.

EAGLE School provided the nurturing environment for his daughter who is currently an undergraduate at UW Madison. Manish lives in Fitchburg with his wife and daughter.

Jessica Knutson

Jessica Knutson is currently the President of the Eagle Parent Organization. She is the proud parent of Eagle students Charlie, 5/6 and Leo, Intermediate.

Jessica received her B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology from St. Olaf College. Professionally, Jessica has been a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones for 17 years. Through her firm, she has been active in leadership development, teaching courses to advisors across the country. During that time, she has also served on the executive boards for the Stoughton Area Community Foundation and the Stoughton Area Resource Team. During her free time, Jessica enjoys hiking, traveling, cooking, reading, and cabin time in Northern Wisconsin.

Ellen Bunn, Teacher Liaison

Ellen has a B.A. in Anthropology and Geology from the University of California at Davis and M.A. degrees in Anthropology/Paleoanthropology from the University of California at Berkeley and in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has taken education classes at Edgewood College and is involved in ongoing professional development in various national organizations for educators and librarians.

Ellen and her husband have three adult children who are graduates of EAGLE School: the oldest enrolled in the Nest in 1993, and the youngest graduated in 2010. Ellen joined the EAGLE School staff in 2004 as a science teacher, has been the K-8 school librarian since 2009, and became staff liaison to the EAGLE School Board in 2018.

Andy Wright, EAGLE School Director

Andy holds a Master of Education degree in Private School Leadership from the University of Hawaii, a Bachelor of Arts in Geology from Earlham College, and a teaching credential in K-12 Mathematics from California State University Fresno.

Throughout his many years in education, Andy has served as a science, math, and computer teacher; an Associate Dean of Students; an Associate Middle School Head; and a Head of Middle School in various settings across the country, including independent schools in Pennsylvania, Utah, New Mexico, and California. Andy has served as the EAGLE School Director since 2018.

contact: eagleboard@eagleschool.org

For more information about the role of governing boards in non-profit independent schools like EAGLE, see the NAIS’s Principles of Good Practice for School Boards