Now is the perfect time to plan your inquiry-based learning for next year! Our K–12 partnership managers are readily available to help you:

  • Order the classroom materials you will need for your Junior Great Books® implementation
  • Plan introductory training for teachers new to Junior Great Books
  • Schedule intermediate and advanced training for teachers with experience in Shared Inquiry™
  • Discuss customized training packages to meet your needs, whether you are in a large public school district, a small private school, or somewhere in between
  • Plan curriculum integration, so you can adapt your current curriculum to be more inquiry-focused

United States Great Books K-12 Partnership Managers
Matt Lemen
Western United States
Charlie Adam
Great Plains and Midwest
Jay Geverola
Southeast and Outside US
Bobbie Flemming
Northeastern United States
Matt Lemen

Matt Lemen

Western United States

Matt is the director of K–12 partnerships and is excited about the new and creative ways we can support educators, from our new Junior Great Books Digital Classroom to our about-to-launch Shared Inquiry Learning Center. Matt is a player-manager, heading the partnership team and directly interacting with you to meet your needs.

Charlie Adam

Great Plains and Midwest

Charlie recently began working for the Great Books Foundation and says “I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of it. I have come to realize how meaningful the Shared Inquiry method and our rich literature selections are for teachers and administrators. Friends and family recall fond memories from their youth of discussing Junior Great Books in their classrooms.”

Jay Geverola

Jay Geverola

Southeast and Outside the United States

Jay brings a wealth of experience with the Great Books Foundation to his role as K–12 partnership manager. With his previous roles in customer service and inside sales, he knows how to make sure customers get the materials and training they need. Jay says, “I enjoy working at Great Books because of the impact Shared Inquiry has on modern society, fostering respectful discussion and creating equitable learning environments for all students.”

Bobbie Fleming

Northeastern United States

Bobbie is thrilled to be part of the Great Books team, helping all children join the great conversation that the Foundation started 75 years ago! She comes to Great Books with a love of literacy and a career devoted to student success and students’ love of reading. She earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Notre Dame of Maryland University and went on to earn her master’s degree in education administration there as well.