Dr. Brian Winsor and Mrs. Beth Mendonca are the founding members and corporate principals of The Paideia Academies, Inc.
- President – Dr. Winsor
- Vice President – Mrs. Beth Mendonca
- Vice President – Ms. Victoria Garrison
Corporate Board Members
Dr. Brian Winsor, founder of Paideia Academies, has been an educator for over 25 years. He has a bachelor’s degree in education, a master’s degree in special education, and a doctorate degree in educational leadership.
He was a junior high school teacher of students with learning disabilities and behavior disorders. He has also been an elementary school principal, consultant for schools on leadership, curriculum, instructional strategies, as well as academic and behavior intervention.
Dr. Winsor has taught many graduate level courses in administration and special education at the University of Phoenix ground campus. He is frequently sought after for instructional leadership coaching, teacher workshops, and presents at several national conferences and annually at the Arizona Charter School Association conference.
Mrs. Beth Mendonca is the Director of Data and Intervention of the Paideia Academy Inc, specific responsibilities. She has over 30 years of education experience to include special education, administration, and consultation.
She is the designer of the Response To Intervention model of delivery services for Paideia Academies and the co-founder, along with Dr. Winsor of The Paideia Preschool South Mountain.
Ms. Garrison is the Director of Curriculum and Instruction and has over 10 years experience in education.
Mr. Benjamin Tietgen comes with legal education and boutique IP firm experience assisting emerging to medium -sized businesses to strategize for and secure full-scope IP protection, including U.S. and foreign trademark and copyright registration and enforcement; trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings; patent, trademark, copyright, software, and other technology licensing; music licensing; website usage and other e-commerce agreement drafting; and IP portfolio management, particularly IP asset transfer and ownership issues. Registered Patent Attorney with 7 years’ U.S. and international patent prosecution experience. Computer science background for counseling software companies, particularly web and mobile application developers, as well as companies with software and hardware licensing needs.
- Arizona State University College of Law – Juris Doctorate degree in May 2007
- Univeristy of Missouri College of Engineering – Bachelor of Science degree in May 2002
Professional Work Experience
Sept 2017 – Present Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies
- Assist policyholders with workers compensation loss control services, to include: 10 hr OSHA training; mock OSHA audits; and, loss trend analyses.
- Create and present safety training topics for construction, agriculture and general industry companies.
- Create and disseminate safety and loss trend documents to policyholders.
CERTIFICATIONS AND AWARDS
2016-2017 ASSE Region II Safety Professional of the Year
2015-2016 Arizona Chapter ASSE Safety Professional of the Year
2015 National Safety Council 40 Under 40 Rising Star of Safety
Certified Safety Professional, ISO Lead Auditor, Radiation Safety Officer
ASSOCIATIONS AND VOLUNTEER POSITIONS
American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
Region II Area A Director 2016-present, Arizona Chapter President 2015-2016; Region II Assistant Vice
Awards and Honors
2013-2015; Women In Safety Engineering (WISE) Mentor 2012-present
Gateway Community College
Occupational Safety and Health Program Advisory Board member
Arizona State Univerity
Western Region University Consortium Board member
Environmental Resources Management program Advisory Board member
Northern Arizona University December, 2001
Bachelor of Science, Geology
Bachelor of Arts, Spanish
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, multiple software programs, and internet literate
Senior Mechanical Designer, IMEG Corp. (formerly Taylor RyMar Corp)
Phoenix, AZ — June 2013-Present
As senior designer and project manager for the mechanical division
● Design and modelling of mechanical, piping and plumbing systems
for a range of project types, from small office remodels to large
scale projects including healthcare, industrial, educational and
● Project management for projects up to $2 million construction
● Develop and implement design systems and procedures using
Revit, Dynamo and Excel to increase productivity and decrease
costly mistakes and rework.
● Construction administration and commissioning assistance for a
variety of project types and scope, include hospital renovations,
central plant redesigns and optimizations as well as laboratory
Arizona State University
Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology — May 2003
● Proficient in Autocad 2018, Revit 2018 and Dynamo, Navisworks 2018
● Proficient in Microsoft Office products
● Proficient in Carrier HAP and Trane Trace load calculations and energy
modelling for optimization and LEED