Meet the Executive Team behind Our PD Programs
We have different backgrounds and strengths, but our team has one critical thing in common—we’re all passionate about your students’ success.
Bobbi DePorter, President
Bobbi DePorter is co-founder and president of Quantum Learning Network. Acknowledged by many as a leading authority on effective learning and youth development, she has authored or co-authored more than a dozen books on learning. Bobbi’s work has inspired millions of students and educators around the world to pursue academic, personal, and professional excellence. She has received humanitarian awards from two organizations: the Transformational Leadership Council and Parenting 2.0.
It all began when Bobbi studied with the renowned Bulgarian researcher Dr. Georgi Lozanov. As a protégé of Dr. Lozanov, she became an early pioneer of accelerated learning and is a past president of the International Alliance for Learning, its leading association at the time.
In 1978, Bobbi co-founded the Burklyn Business School, which utilized accelerated learning methods to teach participants humanistic business skills. Many Burklyn students commented that this type of learning was so effective and enjoyable they wanted their children to experience it. In 1982, Ms. DePorter and two colleagues from the business school started the first SuperCamp, teaching unique learning and life skills to teenagers in a fun, dynamic way.
Over the past thirty-plus years under the leadership of Bobbi and her husband, Joe Chapon, the Quantum Learning teaching methods have spread from residential SuperCamp student programs to school programs for administrators, teachers, and students across the U.S. and internationally. Bobbi and Joe reside in Oceanside, California.
Joe Chapon, Vice President
Joe Chapon is vice president of Quantum Learning Network. Working with his wife and QLN co-founder, Bobbi DePorter, Joe guides the company’s strategic planning and financial management activities.
Prior to Quantum Learning Network, Joe gained a wealth of international business experience in a variety of management, consulting, training, and human resources positions for such organizations as Gulf & Western, Saudi Arabian Parsons Engineering, Indonesian American Housing Projects, and the Peace Corps.
Mr. Chapon has a B.S. in education from Kent State University, enjoys international travel for business and pleasure, and has an underlying passion to empower students of all ages to become lifelong learners. Joe and Bobbi reside in Oceanside, California.