Ms. Audelo’s passion for the liberal arts was sparked between the covers of the books she consumed as a young and voracious reader. Drawn to the ambitious promise of a public classical education, she enrolled her three children in the first Great Hearts academy in Phoenix, Arizona. First as a parent volunteer, and then as a teacher and administrator, Ms. Audelo’s passion and commitment for public, tuition-free classical education has grown with Great Hearts, and she is excited to establish Great Hearts Live Oak as home for classical education in the Northeast corner of San Antonio.
As an undergraduate, Ms. Audelo studied humanities at the University of Iowa, earning her Bachelor of Arts from the School of Religion. After finding her professional calling with Great Hearts, she earned her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Arizona State University. While reading continues to be an important part of each day, her sense of play and adventure continually finds new outlets on hiking trails, road trips, and travels with her children.
Ian Nolan joins the Great Hearts team bringing with him ten years of experience in education and campus operations. Ian is thrilled to open the Live Oak campus which will serve students in grades Kinder through 7th and provide each of them with a transformational classical education that develops the whole child.
A graduate of St. Bonaventure University (NY) as well as Northeastern University (MA), Ian began teaching in New Jersey instructing in English, History and Special Education while also coaching sports year round. Following two years in N.J, Nolan moved to Philadelphia, P.A. and spent four years teaching at Mastery Charter School. At Mastery, he taught English in grades 7-11 and served as a special education case manager for the campus. Before moving to Texas, he also worked for SquashSmarts, a non-profit that focuses on improving the lives of teenagers through sports and academics. After moving to San Antonio in May of 2016, Ian successfully launched IDEA Public School’s Brackenridge campus as an Assistant Principal of Operations. Ian and his wife Ryane have daughter named Shea, as well as two rescue dogs Wilmer and Ajax. He enjoys spending quality time with his family, cooking, running and hanging out with their new friends in Texas!