The Whole Student Podcast [Ep. 104]

Kal Balaven is the Head of School at Dunn School in Los Olivos, California but that’s not why we asked him to come on the show.

In addition to his other duties as Head of School, Kal is also a podcaster hosting a show called The Whole Student Podcast which offers notable people the chance to share the story of the teachers who influenced them. In this episode, we'll not only hear from Kal about why he started a podcast, but we'll also hear about the teacher who changed his life.


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About the Author

Peter Baron and Hans Mundahl

Peter Baron is EMA's chief member relations officer, responsible for the creation and oversight of our external programs as well as our membership promise. He oversees marketing and communications, member recruitment and retention, and outreach functions, as well as leadership training programs, research, and other related strategic initiatives. With a career spent in product development, sales, relationship development, and marketing, Peter's success has been built on listening to schools' and families' needs. Hans Mundahl is EMA's director of professional development and has been an educator since 1995, when he first stepped into the classroom as a Fulbright exchange teacher in the former East Germany. Since then, Hans has taught in a variety of settings, including as an Outward Bound instructor, classroom teacher, house parent, and in higher ed. Hans has served in just about every role possible in an independent school including as an admission officer, program leader, trustee, and head of school.

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