FACTS Education Solutions
School Partnership Development
Marc Hoban is our Regional Vice President for the Northeast. Marc has over 25 years of experience working with schools in the private and public sectors. He has worked with educators throughout the Northeast region to develop successful school intervention and professional development programs focused on raising student achievement and increasing the effectiveness of teachers and school leaders. Marc's passion and commitment to education starts with his family, which includes teachers, counselors, principals, and administrators. Marc and his wife Karen love to spend time with family and friends.
Jeremy Beck’s educational career stretches over the past 20 years in both public and Catholic schools. As a new college graduate, Mr. Beck stepped into the classroom as a teacher, but after a few years was quickly called into a leadership role as a high school activity director, grade school and high school building principal, and for the past 8 years, president of the Catholic schools in Missoula, Montana.
As a product of public education up through his doctoral studies at the University of Montana, working in private schools was even more rewarding than he could ever imagine, and has also been a blessing for him, his wife Rachael, and their three sons. Now with FACTS Education Solutions, Mr. Beck manages the operational elements of the federal programs division of the company. Mr. Beck’s value-centered beliefs are focused around his family, his faith, and his passionate pursuit of academic growth in all children.
Carlos grew-up attending faith based schools, and has spent the last nine years working closely with private and faith-based schools through various organizations such as ACE Scholarships, the Daniels Fund, and the Archdiocese of Denver in the areas of development, marketing, outreach, and recruiting. These organizations support private school students with financial scholarships to remain in private K-12 schools and/or continue their education beyond high school. Carlos is originally from Mexico City and currently lives in Denver, CO. He is also fluent in French and Spanish.
Jackie Degel, Western Regional Vice President, was a Catholic school teacher and administrator in California, Montana, and Washington. She worked with student response teams to identify, create, and support accommodations, modifications, and interventions for a diverse student population while growing the instructional practice of faculty and staff by providing coaching and professional development in areas including classroom management, special education, leadership, and STEM initiatives. With FACTS Education Solutions, Jackie is committed to connecting schools with resources to change the course of education and impact student growth. She currently lives in Seattle, Washington.
Patrick Haggarty’s education career began as a classroom teacher and continued until his professional experience included teaching K – 8, high school, and graduate school students. While refining his teaching skill set, he continued to pursue advanced education, earning both his masters and doctoral degrees.
Prior to becoming the President of FACTS Education Solutions, Dr. Haggarty was a high school principal, a K-12 school system president and superintendent of the Catholic Dioceses of Montana, followed by superintendent of the Archdiocese of Seattle, where he provided guidance to 74 schools and represented 22,000 students throughout Western Washington.
Dr. Haggarty has a passion for Montana, the state where his family grew up. He is a firm believer in the importance of a values-based education for children and families, as well as building relationships to broaden the circle of influence for private school success.
During her career, Elizabeth has worked in accounting, finance, and business development with a focus on businesses with an educational purpose. She loves the responsibility that comes with being part of a large, dominant financial services company with direct connections to schools and students. In having the resources to support schools, she believes we can truly make a difference in the lives of children. Elizabeth’s passion is enhanced by her children, especially the opportunity to teach her son to learn and love to read.
Tiffany started her career in the classroom, working with middle school students and students with special needs. She transitioned from teaching to designing and customizing on-demand learning for the K-12 and corporate markets. She has dedicated her time to elevating the learning of students, teachers, and professionals alike, through her work with educational publishing and video production. Before joining the FACTS Education Solutions’ team, Tiffany was Director of Operations and Content in Arizona, aligning technology and video with effective and engaging learning products. Her desire to engineer and deliver impactful solutions to all learners is matched only by her passion for people.
Dr. Susan Abelein is the Academic Coaching Manager for FACTS Education Solutions and within this context has researched and designed the FACTS Ed Coaching Model, trained highly qualified educators in our coaching model and supported principals and teachers in bringing coaching into their schools.
She has served as a teacher, principal, diocesan administrator, and consultant in parochial and private Catholic education for over twenty years. Prior to her position as the Academic Coaching Manager, she served as the Associate Superintendent for Leadership, Innovation, and Growth for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Department of Catholic Schools and within this context serves as Director of the ADLA Dual Language Immersion Network and Director of Leadership Formation, Associate Superintendent for Leadership and Recruitment for the Archdiocese of New York, President and Principal at St. Aloysius in New York, Principal at Verbum Dei in Los Angeles, and Principal of St. Paul of the Cross in La Mirada, California, as well as, a Teacher in Guam and California. As a Senior Consultant with Catapult Learning, Dr. Abelein has worked with more than thirty dioceses across the United States on topics including: systemic professional learning communities, operational vitality, invitational education, goal-setting, walkthroughs and supervision, Common Core ELA and Common Core Mathematics.
Dr. Abelein earned a Ph.D. in Education Policy, Planning and Administration from the University of Southern California, a M.Ed. in Leadership from the University of Portland, and a B.A. in English with Secondary Education from the State University of New York at Geneseo. She holds New York State permanent certification in English/Secondary Level and School Admin/Supervision.
Dr. Abelein has taught numerous graduate courses at Marian University, Loyola Marymount University, Fordham University, St. John’s University, and the University of Notre Dame.
Dr. Abelein served on the Board of Directors at America Press, Inc., supports LAMP, a non-profit funding various education and welfare projects in southern India, and supports Many Hopes, a non-profit whose mission is to “find, rescue, house, love and educate orphaned and abandoned girls in Mtwapa, Kenya and equip them to be the future agents of change in their community.”
Dr. Abelein was awarded Fulbright Specialist Scholar roster candidate status in March 2011.
Amy began her career at FACTS in 2018 after spending over a decade in customer service and sales with Vosaic and Firespring. Amy’s exceptional communication skills combined with her passion for building and fostering trusted relationships with her clients contributed to the overall success of her projects. As she works to provide her schools with the best educators in teaching and impactful professional development for those educators, her dedication to helping her clients succeed is always her first priority.
Amy’s other priorities are her family, her faith, running and (arguably) shoe shopping.
Brian began his career at FACTS in 2007 helping schools manage tuition and financial aid assessment. During that time, Brian ensured that the educational goals of the school as well as their students were met. Brian is a firm believer in the value of education and making sure every student and teacher has the tools they need to be successful.
Sarah started with FACTS over 8 ½ years ago and has served school clients in many roles including account manager, implementation specialist, and higher ed project manager before moving to the FACTS Education Solutions team as an account manager. Sarah has a strong passion for helping all children succeed and grow to their fullest potential. She comes from a family of teachers so she loves supporting education and understands how important a teacher’s role is in shaping future generations.
Donna Moss spent 34 years as a public school teacher, private school principal, and national consultant and speaker for FACTS Management. For close to two decades, as the principal of the Cathedral School in the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh, NC, she led an ambitious school improvement effort culminating in the school being awarded a National Blue Ribbon by the US Department of Education. Highlights of this effort included early adoption of technology initiatives, implementation of standards-based grading and learner-centered strategies.
In 2018, Donna joined FACTS Education Solutions and has served in various roles: Southeast Regional Vice President, School Partnership Development Support, and currently as the Coaching Coordinator. She thoroughly enjoys supporting our coaches as they help teachers implement new strategies to improve student outcomes.
Donna and her husband recently moved to an historic farmhouse in Northeastern Ohio where they are actively involved in the revitalization of their adopted hometown of Kinsman.
Hilary loves new challenges and continuously pushes herself to learn new things. She is a former restaurant manager and has more than ten years of customer service experience. Outside of work, Hilary enjoys a nice glass of red wine and spending time with family and friends. She is a loyal Husker fan, having spent most of her life living in and loving Nebraska.