DAVE ALDRICH, FOUNDER & CEO
TRACY KRUG, SUMMER INSTITUTE DIRECTOR
A current Board Member of GTT and acting 2020 Summer Director in Colorado. She has held various positions within Gilpin County School District between 2007-2015 including Librarian, Reading Interventionist, Instructional Coach and MS/HS Cheer Coach. In 2015, she joined Jeffco Public Schools as an Instructional Coach and transitioned to an Assistant Principal position. Currently she is the Assistant Principal at Hackberry Hill Elementary, a Gifted and Talented Center. Tracy is active in her church, teaches self defense and is an avid naturalist. Her background in administration in a child welfare agency, educational leadership and service to others provides a safe, nurturing and thought provoking environment for the girls. Tracy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education, Masters in Psychology and an Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership.
DAVID STREIGHT, GRAB THE TORCH SENIOR FELLOW
David Streight serves as senior fellow for Grab the Torch. He has taught and worked as a school psychologist in public and independent schools in Portland, Oregon. He was Executive Director of the Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education, serving the organization from 2004-2015. He is a resident scholar of the Heart of Character professional development organization. David is an author and editor of books for educators and parents, including Structure and Guts of Character Education (2015), Breaking into the Heart of Character: Self-Determined Moral Action and Academic Motivation (2013), and Parenting for Character: Five Experts, Five Practices (2008).
LUANA NISSAN, SENIOR ADVISOR
Luana Nissan serves as Senior Advisor and curriculum developer for Grab The Torch. She is also founder of Catalysts for Good that offers resources and consulting to support social good and public purpose work in schools. Luana spent over fifteen years consulting for educational institutions and youth organizations. She has served as a project director in K-12 independent schools, researcher at Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and manager in retail customer service and sales.
GRAB THE TORCH INTERNS
Grab The Torch Summer Institute alumnae are selected by current interns and GTT staff and invited to apply to became interns-in-training and then Interns. GTT interns facilitate workshops and lead discussions with participants during the Summer Institute.