Bellwether takes our mission of serving educators, students, organizations, and communities seriously. But we try not to take ourselves as individuals quite so seriously. We do challenging work, and we know how to have fun. From jumpsuits and talent shows at retreats, to PowerPoint presentations on werewolves and vampires at team meetings, we embrace our individuality — our quirks, talents, and diversity of viewpoints.
Bellwether also strives to make the work rewarding and sustainable so we can find harmony between demanding jobs and full personal lives. Our flexible work environment allows many of our team members to work where they like and when they like (within reason, of course). This allows us to operate in ways that feel most productive to us and do more of what we love on our own time.
In this spirit, we spend time with our kids and families even when Halloween falls on a weekday. Here are a few photos from our staff across the country as we celebrated this year:
Associate Partner Alison Fuller’s kids in a Batmobile
Partner Lina Bankert’s kids as Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat
Another Curious George, this time from Associate Partner Jen Meer’s daughter
Principal Jennifer Schiess’s twin boys dressed up as the family dog and a Spartan warrior
Friends and family of Associate Partner Melissa Steel King as the Hamilton cast
Melissa’s daughter’s second costume: Rosie the Riveter
Principal Steph Wilson Itelman’s daughter as another Rosie
Consultant Lauren Miller’s daughter as a bumblebee
Operations Director Moire Carmody’s kids as “some guy from Halo” and Darth Vader
Principal Chad Aldeman and his family as the Potato Head family
We’re so grateful that our jobs are about the kids and flexible enough to allow us to spend time with our own kiddos.