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Dr. Deani Van Pelt of Canada is president of Edvance, an association for independent Christian schools serving over 80 schools in Ontario. She is a senior fellow at two think tanks in Canada, Cardus and the Fraser Institute where she previously served as Director of the Barbara Mitchell Centre for Improvement in Education. Van Pelt, has researched, published, and presented at numerous academic conferences across North America on topics including home education, parental rights in education, adult outcomes of education, education spending, independent schools, education policy, and school enrolments. Deani has initiated and led several international research collaborations funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada one of which led to the digitization of the Armitt Museum’s Charlotte Mason Collection. She is honoured to have received the Charlotte Mason Institute’s Charlotte Mason Tribute and Western University’s Faculty of Education Medal for Excellence in Graduate Studies. Van Pelt, an Ontario Certified Teacher, was previously Associate Professor of Education and Director of Teacher Education at Redeemer University, a homeschool parent for about a decade, and formerly a secondary school teacher in both independent and public secondary schools. She currently serves as a Visiting Scientist at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto and as a Visiting Research Fellow in Charlotte Mason Studies in the Institute of Education at the University of Cumbria. Her work has been featured in Canadian print and broadcast media including CBC, the Globe and Mail, and The National Post.