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Dan Sturdevant, EdD

Head of School, Optima Academy Online

Raised on a boarding school campus where his parents served in various roles, Dr. Sturdevant has been in and around formal education for his whole life. He has earned degrees from Wheaton College, Duke University and UNC Chapel Hill. Dr. Sturdevant is committed to experiential education, student success, and building effective and healthy school cultures. He has spent over a decade in the classroom and school leadership. He firmly believes in the mission of Optima Academy Online, and the power of a classically aligned education – delivered in virtual reality – to shape a virtuous and successful next generation. Outside of school, Dan and his wife, Christa, have two wonderful daughters and enjoy spending time together outside, hiking, biking, and exploring new places.

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