Who We Are

Meet The Team

Marian Wagner has found teaching to be a life-altering, portable skill.

She strives to infuse mystery, drama and discovery in her units and underscores the development of critical thinking.

Marian strongly believes that students must have the opportunity and room to investigate, reflect and communicate their ideas.

Her current passion is inspiring empathy for those who have lost their homes through misfortune.

Chris Culos is a Graphic Designer.

Using a collaborative approach with her clients she is noted for creative solutions to challenging projects.

This project has been nothing less than fulfilling. It has made me realize how important it is to learn empathy at an early age.

Our Goals

To inspire an awareness of, and empathy for, the many world citizens who face forced evacuations from their homes, localities and/or countries.

To encourage thoughtful conversations on today’s global challenges using inquiry method and role play.

To prompt students to think about and debate the notion that we are all connected and that global solutions are dependent on the responsibility, concern and cooperation of the global community.

What's it all about?

Kepler’s STARS is a three-unit simulation program for middle school students that explores the emotional and economic strife experienced by those who are forced to flee when disaster strikes. It can be taught in its entirety, or paused at the end of each unit. Kepler’s STARS is available as a digital file and contains detailed lesson plans, supporting materials, live url links, voice tracks, differentiated activities and more.