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Our Team


Krystle Chaisson, Lead Guide
I'm a homeschool mom of 4 plus years, and a previous educator with a specialty in Special Education.
As a creative, my goal is to introduce students to new and exciting ways to express themselves and let them know that being creative does not just apply to writers, painters and artists. 
I believe that creativity is for everyone and is an attitude and a way of problem-solving that can apply across many domains from business to biology. I encourage students by creating a compassionate and accepting environment and rewording assignemnts to boost creative thinking. 
From baking, gardening, sewing and everything in between, your students will learn to enrich their lives by incorporating different life skills, while being creative, learning autonomy, and having fun. 

 

Lorraine Zajac, Guide with a focus on CAD and 3D Printing

I'm a longtime homeschool mom (10+ years) and STEM enthusiast and educator.

My STEM adventures began 6 years ago facilitating LEGO robotics/ engineering summer camps and after-school programs.  The past few years, I have recently transitioned to introducing students to the emerging technology of 3D Printing and Computer-Aided Design (CAD) through summer camps, workshops, and virtual online classes.

I believe all students are innovators, and through my classes and interactions with them, I encourage them to embrace STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) concepts to solve real-world problems.

Join me as I empower your students to use this technology to change the world and their lives through incorporating resilience, problem-solving, creativity, and thinking outside the box. 

Virginia Revello, Guide with a focus on Spanish

¡Hola! I'm a mom and a Spanish educator. Native from Uruguay, a small country in South America with 3 million people. I'm always interested in childhood development and education, and for that reason I have my degree in Psychology from Uruguay.

I believe the best way to learn is through fun activities and play giving opportunities for an open and creative environment.  I look for different and integrative ways to teach from visual and verbal to social and physical activities. Always listening and respecting times for each learner with a flexible mind. The key is to learn when you don't notice and want to come back. 
Come "travel" to Spanish speaking countries with us to learn Spanish culture and language through singing, cooking and playing in many fun activities, in a small group with amazing kids!
Sean Kohler, Guide with a focus on Music

Sean was born into a family of musicians and music-lovers. He grew up singing and playing on the instruments in his family home. For over 20 years Sean has performed in bands, composed and recorded original music, and toured across the U.S. and Canada. He still answers to his muse, but on a more intimate level with his voice, ukulele, and harmonica, writing and recording songs at home. 

Sean’s passion for early childhood education started when his son was born in 2009. Volunteering at his son’s elementary school sparked a career working with children that started with a position at a Montessori school here in Austin, and eventually his own successful (and well loved!) group music classes for primary-aged children.  

Sean’s favorite childhood memories are of playing and composing music with his friends, surrounded by mountains and the Pacific Ocean in Montara, a small, foggy beach town in Northern California.

Sean earned his Music Together training certificate in October 2019 and completed the international online teacher training refresher in the Summer of 2022. 

Tamara Button, Founder and Director

An educator for over 20 years, Tamara Button brings a wealth of experience to Innovation Learning Lab.  With a Bachelors Degree in Sociology and Studio art, continued studies in Human Development at Cornell University, and continuous training in educational pedagogies, college application processes and child development, Tamara continuously seeks to grow her expertise using modern, evidence-based practices in her methodology. Tamara has supported high school students in securing college admission while working at a non-profit in New York City, built programs for educational success in middle and high school populations with TRiO Upward Bound at Cornell University, and homeschooled her three children for over four years.  

With her experience in homeschooling and unschooling, as well as her experiences in  cooperative learning communities in many states, Tamara is able to work with learners and their families to customize a true student-directed education.  Her educational philosophy is founded upon discovering the joy in life long learning which makes Tamara uniquely qualified to create a learning center for students of all backgrounds.