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TIF Faculty

A leadership team dedicated to the guidance and success of each student at TIF both today and for their future

Effective Guidance

Unlike a traditional high school, where students receive instruction from subject-area experts who distribute siloed knowledge, students at The Innovation Fellowship receive holistic guidance from experienced coaches and mentors who support the success of their interdisciplinary projects.

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Scott Smoler

TIF Founder / Head of School

TIF Head of Coaching and Entrepreneurship

Scott is the Founder of TIF and a successful entrepreneur with 13+ years of experience working in the services industry. 

Scott has an exceptional ability to help people achieve their goals by working from first principles and leads all coaching and curriculum aspects of The Innovation Fellowship.

Scott is the visionary behind TIF’s educational model. He serves as the Leadership Coaching Director at UWC ISAK Japan where he co-designed and implemented their new flagship Leadership Program and worked with over 50 high school students.

Scott is also the Founder, CEO of weConnect – and has helped more than 1,000 companies expand globally.

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Kai Childs

TIF Co-Founder

TIF Head of Experiential Learning

Kai is a creative education specialist with 8+ years of experience working for educational startups across Asia.

Kai has a keen interest in connecting people to new experiences and new people from all walks of life and leads all experiential learning aspects of The Innovation Fellowship.

Having been on his own entrepreneurial journey, Kai is passionate about supporting students to develop their own passions in ways that are good for the world and good for their own lives.

Kai is also the Founder of SEKAI Education - and has delivered over 50+ programs with leading schools across Japan.

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