The work of the Peter Clark Center is for every student to become a confident, lifelong learner. We engage families in effectively supporting their children as learners, and inspire faculty to develop their expertise in pedagogy aligned with MBE so all students can understand learning and themselves as learners.


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Daisy Pellant, Ph.D.

Daisy is the Director of the Peter Clark Center at Breck. Throughout her education and career, Daisy has taken a strengths-based approach to understanding and improving human development. Plans to become a juvenile court lawyer were modified after early work as a clinical counselor in Auckland, New Zealand and youth-worker with Pillsbury Neighborhood Services and the Minneapolis Crisis Nursery. A lifelong learner, Daisy earned two Master’s degrees (Curriculum and Instruction/Mind, Brain, and Education) and a Ph.D. (Developmental Psychology) while serving as a classroom teacher, administrator, school counselor, and psychologist in independent schools internationally and in the US . She has worked with faculty, children and families PK-12, undergraduate and graduate students.

Contact Daisy
email: daisy.pellant@breckschool.org
phone: 763-381-8346


Sarah Flotten, Ed.M.

Sarah is the Coordinator for the Peter Clark Center at Breck. In addition to her leadership of the PCC, she has taught at Breck since 1990. She currently teaches 8th-grade Modern Global Issues. Sarah is a Breck Master Teacher, an honor bestowed on select faculty who have demonstrated outstanding pedagogy and teacher leadership. A graduate of Breck, Sarah has taught 6th-grade history, Project Adventure, coached girls soccer and basketball, led the Washington D.C. trip, and has been the Dean of Students for 5th & 6th Grades. Sarah majored in History as an undergrad and earned a Bush Leadership Fellowship to complete her Master’s degree in Teaching and Learning. She enjoys helping faculty implement research-informed practices into their classrooms. In the summers, Sarah co-directs a summer camp in Northern Ontario and feels equally at home in a canoe and her classroom.

Contact Sarah
email: sarah.flotten@breckschool.org
phone: 763-381-8347


Advisory Board


Cathy Cavanaugh, Parent

Alex Clark 'O2

Seamus Culligan, Parent

Frank Eustis, Breck Teacher Emeritus

Sarah Flotten '85, Master Teacher, PCC Coordinator

Daisy Pellant, Parent, PCC Director

Kim Schafer, 4th-Grade Teacher


 Faculty Fellows • 2019-2021

Focusing on Supporting Use-Inspired/Action Research in their Division (Research Coaching):

Stacy Moore (LS)

Gisela Schramm-Nagel (LS)

Annalisa Strohschein (LS)

Matt Mendes (MS)

Carolina Olaya (US)

Susan Graham (US)

Fred Schmidt (US)

Focusing on MBE/TAKOM (Instructional Coaching):

Lisa Hunninghake (LS)

Kim Schafer (LS)

Ty Thayer (LS)

Jay Rainville (MS)

Jessica Wanless (MS/US)

Stacy Tepp (US)