“It’s all about relevance,” Lahn said of his teaching style. It's a new pre-K-12th grade private school funded by Chase and Annie Koch, the son and daughter-in-law of Koch industries chief Charles Koch. Zach Lahn is partner and co-founder of the project. Annie has 4 jobs listed on their profile. Wonder has plans to open a middle school and eventually a high school on Innovation Campus. Meditative exercises, streteches and poses . Lahn said Wonder espouses no political or religious ideology. At Wonder, students will be grouped into multi-age studios instead of traditional grade levels as part of a mastery-based approach. “We’re trying to help students be more creative, and the portfolio-based approach is being adopted by more and more schools,” Lahn said. “Shirley Lefever has a very open mind to new ideas, and so I’m hoping we’re able to develop a great partnership that can benefit both sides,” Lahn said. View the profiles of people named Annie Koch. Lahn co-founded Wonder with Annie Koch, Charles Koch’s daughter-in-law. Thirty-nine students, ages three to 11, now attend school daily on campus. "You start to realize, 'Actually, my kids spend more time at school than they spend with me,'" said Annie Koch, 33. Matthew Kelly is a former editor in chief and managing editor for The Sunflower. WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Two members of the Koch family are financing a new private school in Kansas that will incorporate aspects of the "Maker movement" and other education innovations. Shirley Lefever, dean of the College of Applied Studies, said she’s excited to explore applied learning opportunities with Wonder in the future, but that those conversations haven’t started yet. Genealogy profile for Annie Koch Annie Koch (1915 - 1916) - Genealogy Genealogy for Annie Koch (1915 - 1916) family tree on Geni, with over 190 million profiles of ancestors and living relatives. WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Two members of the Koch family are financing a new private school in Kansas that will incorporate aspects of the "Maker movement" and other education innovations. He previously worked on the staff of Rep. Cory Gardiner, R-Colo., and was a manager on his first campaign. Coordinator at Washington Advocates For The Mentally Ill is presently Annie's occupation. The school was founded by Annie Koch and Zach Lahn. The couple are related to Koch Industries CEO Charles Koch, the Wichita Eagle reported. He said WSU is the ideal location for a school that invests in children and fosters creativity. Chase and Annie Koch are opening a new pre-K-through-12th-grade school on Wichita State University's campus. With Hurricane Florence bearing down on the East Coast, Wonder co-founder and CEO Zach Lahn found a way to work the storm into Wednesday’s lesson plan. Tag: Zach Lahn. “We believe that and we tell these kids that every day.”. Instead, the school plans to use a portfolio-based approach to showcase students’ projects and presentations throughout the year. Chase and Annie Koch are opening a new pre-K-through-12th-grade school on Wichita State University’s campus. Not unlike Koch’s own childhood, Annie and Koch are now taking a hands-on role in their children’s schooling. Lahn was the former state director for Americans for Prosperity, a Koch-backed conservative political advocacy group. Chase and Annie Koch, the son and daughter-in-law of Koch Industries chief Charles Koch, are financing the project. They live on a 70-acre property in Wichita that Koch purchased for $3 million in 2010 and have three children. Bobby Gandu, director of admissions at WSU, said a portfolio-based approach to education complicates the admissions process. Koch and Zach Lahn, a former fundraiser and state director for Americans for Prosperity, a Koch-backed conservative political advocacy group, are the founders of the school. “So we’re going to nurture a lot of different ideas, and some of them will be fantastic and some of them will turn into utter failures, and that’s the nature of innovation — that you try a lot of things and you learn from them.”. Join Facebook to connect with Annie Koch and others you may know. Charles de Ganahl Koch—the man behind the famous brands Stainmaster, Lycra, Quilted Northern, and Dixie Cup—is a wealthy American businessman and philanthropist. “We wanted to find the right families to start the school off, and we found some amazing families,” Lahn said. “I think any time that we can find opportunities for our students to have applied learning, it’s going to be a win, and I think those opportunities will be available in the Wonder school,” Lefever said. 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