Duane is the father of six children, all of whom attend Missouri public schools or universities. As a first generation college graduate, Duane understands the profound impact public educators have had on his life. Duane founded EdCounsel to support and defend public schools and school leaders in the hope that he could positively impact the lives of as many children as possible, including his own.
Director of Educational Practices
Dana joined EdCounsel as Director of Educational Practices to support the firm’s dedication to apply law in school settings in the most practical and useful manner. She enjoys working with a principle-driven firm that embodies service before self.
Director of School Leadership
Before retiring from public education, and joining EdCounsel, Jim spent thirty-four years as an educator, twenty-eight of those years were spent as an administrator. His extensive experience spans urban and rural school districts.