The Writing Team
Heather M. F. Lyke she/her
Staff Writer | Editor | Pillar of Strength
Writer and K-12 Literacy Director for Minneapolis Public Schools, Lyke is known for saying 'yes' to far too many things but doing them all well anyway.
Nick Truxal he/him
Staff Writer | Editor | Abstract Thinker
A musician and Senior Analyst & Talent Manager for Visa, Truxal is fond of noting that he's intimidated writing alongside such exceptional authors.
Jean Prokott she/her
Staff Writer | Inspiration Artist
Third Eye's poet-in-residence, Prokott is a word artist as well as an English teacher living and working in Rochester, MN. She is highly gifted at wrapping life's bitter juxtapositions in tasty, tasty language.
Stefanie Whitney she/her
Staff Writer | Embracer of All Things
Rejecting concepts of oversharing and overthinking by the very notion that one cannot have too much of a good thing, Whitney works in the Rochester Public Schools as an Implementation Associate for 6-12 Humanities.
Sweta Patel she/her
Staff Writer | Agent of Systemic Change
A thinker who's blind to the box she is thinking outside of, Patel works for Rochester Schools where she deftly helps students and staff push past common issues in education.
Gina Meinertz she/her
Staff Writer | Transformative Leader
An innovator who is literally the "Transformative Leader" for Spring Grove Public Schools (that's her title), Meinertz is a collaborator who builds webs of relationships with ease.
Phil Olson he/him
Staff Writer | Genius Educator
A skilled carpenter who also works as an English teacher for Rochester Public Schools, Olson is known for holding high the a bar of excellence for everyone and ensuring all have the tools needed to reach it.
Julie Brock she/her
Staff Writer | Disruptor
Exposing the emperor at every turn, Brock knows data represents the beating hearts of humanity. An education-wanderer, Brock can often be found both in and out of classrooms.