Nancy Green oversees the San Diego onsite program and all the online programs.
For decades, Green has been known for her relentless passion to help others. That desire, along with her many rich, varied experiences as an educator, helped her create and develop the Brain Highways curriculum.
Some of those experiences as an educator included being a classroom teacher of students with diverse needs; an author of programs for major educational publishers; a consultant to school districts in California, New York and Texas; a presenter at national education conferences; and a guest lecturer at San Diego State University, San Jose State University, and the University of California at Santa Barbara.
When Green was a classroom teacher working at inner city schools, her students represented Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Hmong refugees; students in special education; and at-risk children with behavior and academic concerns.
And so, it was Green’s unique approach for working with these children that originally led her to become an educational consultant, author of more than a dozen educational programs used in schools nationwide, and a consultant for a nationwide elementary math curriculum where she provided suggestions for special needs students. As a consultant for public schools in San Diego County, Green also created numerous original onsite programs for students enrolled in both special education and gifted and talented programs.
However, although Green has a myriad of experiences as an educator, she has a particular, valuable skill that made it easy for her to create the unique Brain Highways program. She’s able to transform what often seems like overwhelming, complex information into a fun, entertaining program for adults and kids. And that’s exactly what Brain Highways offers to anyone who is interested in learning how the brain can change.
Green has additionally written magazine articles and authored two trade books for the general public: Raising Curious Kids (Crown Publishers) and Poisoning Our Children: Surviving in a Toxic World (The Noble Press).
Kiley Wheel has degrees in physiology and psychology. She is also the daughter of the founder of Brain Highways, and so she has been involved with the program in numerous ways since it first began.
From 2011-2019, Kiley was the director of the Denver Brain Highways Center, where she worked directly with the Denver staff, parents, and kids. Seven years ago, she also began as the director of the online family program.
But the online programs continued to expand beyond just the family program, as well as grow in the number of participants enrolled in each online program. So, Kiley is now solely the director of the online programs. That way, she can give 100% of her attention to the online participants and staff.
Lead and Assistant Program Facilitators
The Brain Highways lead program facilitators often have an education or psychology background. However, since the Brain Highways curriculum is so unique, it is the lead facilitators’ years of hands-on interactions with program participants that make them so highly effective.
College students with a future interest in working in fields such as neuroscience, occupational therapy, child development, and education often assist the lead program facilitators. However, assistant program facilitators may also be high school seniors who completed the Brain Highways program when they were younger. In such case, these assistant program facilitators not only help the families, but they are also an inspiration to those who are just beginning this journey.