Our mission is to ensure every student is provided with meaningful and valuable learning experiences that equip them with content knowledge and skills so that they can solve the problems that will exist in their future.

Brad Sever | Perseverance Education

Brad Sever, Founder

Brad Sever serves as an assistant principal at Carmel High School in Carmel, Indiana. During his time in this position, he helped create and sustain a successful instructional-coaching program and grow the school’s International Baccalaureate program, as well as parts of the dual-credit program. Brad also has served as the school testing coordinator and 504 coordinator, and overseen the social studies, mathematics, and science departments.

Brad has been an educator since 2002. Prior to his current role, Brad served as a project-based learning (PBL) coach and an instructional coach in a large urban district, an assistant principal for an Expeditionary Learning charter school, and a teacher at a middle school where he helped develop an integrated social studies and language arts PBL course.

Brad is a national presenter, speaking on project-based learning, instructional coaching, and leadership. He has consulted for over one hundred schools around the United States and Australia. He has provided professional development for charter schools and urban, rural, and suburban schools. Since 2010, he has served as a national faculty member for PBLWorks (formerly the Buck Institute for Education, the Core Collaborative, and Solution Tree.

Brad holds a bachelor of science in secondary social studies education from Huntington University and a master of arts in educational leadership from Ball State University. He has over thirty hours of coursework completed toward his EdS in educational leadership, also from Ball State University. Brad is trained in Cognitive Coaching, Expeditionary Learning, and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and has attended numerous trainings on equity and inclusion. His practical approach to professional development comes from the variety of experiences and perspectives he has gained.

Aaron Eisberg, Executive Director

Aaron started in the classroom by focusing on small groups, projects, accountability and inquiry learning. As a teacher he developed and taught authentic rigorous curriculum using best practices to get the most academic success in authentic contexts for his students.

With Aaron’s background in elementary, he focuses on the rigor of content and learning progression in project design, implementation and foundational content. Core content knowledge and using student skills (critical thinking, collaboration, creativity etc) are drivers in student outcomes.

Aaron currently works as the Learning Coordinator for the Center for Excellence at New Technology High School, the flagship school of the New Tech Network. As coordinator he supports the deepening of project-based learning implementation and the strengthening of a student-led culture, supporting school wide learning outcomes. Aaron works with schools and networks in 5 different countries and in multiple states in the United States. With each school, he works with them at their various levels of experience to help them develop a sustainable PBL implementation focused on academic learning and growth.

Aaron received a B.S. degree in Natural Science from Loyola Marymount University and a Masters Degree in Elementary Education from Indiana University Bloomington. He currently holds a Multiple Subject Credential and single subject credentials in Biological Sciences, Introductory Science and Technology.

Aaron Eisberg | Perseverance Education