Orpheus Crutchfield

President and Founder

Orpheus has over 25 years of experience working in and with independent schools across the country, and globally. His career has been devoted to helping independent schools work towards equity and inclusion, diversifying and training their personnel and boards, as well as cultivating and mentoring diverse educators for success and leadership. Orpheus’ experiences as a teacher, nonprofit administrator, trustee, parent of an independent school former student, and as an entrepreneur give him a unique perspective on and a deep understanding of the needs of independent schools. He is presently on two independent school boards and has served on six others. His network of teachers, administrators and school leaders is vast and relationships deep. Orpheus has appeared on CNN, the San Francisco Chronicle and in NPR for his work in attracting underrepresented groups to independent schools. He has a BA from UC Berkeley and Master’s work ABD in Nonprofit Administration from the University of San Francisco.