Open Connections

PROSPECTIVE FAMILIES: Open Connections continues to be open, virtually. We recognize that springtime is often when prospective families tour the OC campus and come for an in-person interview. While our physical campus is closed for the time being, we ARE continuing to conduct interviews via Zoom or FaceTime. If you are considering enrollment for Fall 2020, we encourage you to take advantage of this option! To learn more about setting up a virtual interview, please click the "Inquire" link. We look forward to “meeting” you and showing you all that OC has to offer. Thank you for your interest in Open Connections! CURRENT FAMILIES: Please check your email for the kick-off schedule for distance learning!

  • 2019 Staff

Anton Andrew

Board of Directors, Substitute Facilitator

Anton serves on the Open Connections Board of Directors. Anton has been involved with OC since 2006, first as a parent, then a volunteer, then on staff from 2008-2016.  He is also an occasional Guest or Substitute Facilitator.

 

Anton attended University of Pennsylvania, earning a B.A. in Political Science and then Hofstra University School of Law, earning a Juris Doctorate.

 

Before becoming an active part of the OC community, Anton practiced criminal law in Miami and worked as a Senior Advisor to two Presidents at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. It was while at Cheyney University--a 5 minute drive from the OC campus--that he first began “dropping in to hang out” with his twin sons, who were in the Open Program at the time. Initially skeptical of OC, it was during these informal visits to that he got to see the OC philosophy in action and quickly became an advocate for self-directed learning and OC’s Process Conscious approach. 

 

Anton is known for developing and facilitating a Choice offering at OC called “Fight Club” based upon Argumentation, Decision-Making and Dispute Resolution. (It is facilitated in a way that reflects OC’s values of Respect and Collaboration.) Outside of OC, Anton’s interests range from Social Justice (especially the politics of race and class) to Sports (whether as a viewer, or participant—real or fantasy). 

 

Anton is the father of three youth, 2 OC alumni and 1 current OC youth.