Ginger taught secondary English and coordinated the secondary enrichment program for the Souderton Area School District from 1969-1992. As a colleague of the Creative Education Foundation, Ginger has been a teaching leader at the Creative Problem Solving Institute since 1980, and she has served as a coordinator of their YouthWise program for children ages 10-17. Ginger also taught an Introduction to Creative Problem Solving course at Gwynedd Mercy College. She holds a B.S. and M.Ed. in secondary education in English from Kutztown University. In addition, she has completed certificate programs in staff development from Lehigh University and gifted education from Temple University. She holds a Master of Science in Creativity, Problem Solving and Change Leadership from the International Center for Studies in Creativity at SUNY Buffalo.
Who We Are
Founder | Executive Director
Amy Ryan Faga
Director of Facilitation
Prior to cofounding Instar Learning Alliance, Amy Ryan Faga worked as a Gifted Support special education teacher in the Owen J. Roberts, Souderton and North Penn School Districts. She also taught graduate courses for teachers with Mary Martha Associates at Montgomery County Community College. Her experiences with creative problem solving began in 1982 when she first became involved with Odyssey of the Mind (OM), an international creative problem solving program for students ages 5-21. She has coached OM teams and served as the North Penn School District’s OM coordinator, helping parents and students think creatively. Amy holds an M.Ed. from West Chester University.
Director of Communications
As a cofounder of Instar Learning Alliance, Pamela brings experience from both the education and business worlds. She is a former marketing communications specialist for an insurance brokerage firm and adjunct professor of English at Montgomery County Community College. After attending the Creative Education Foundation’s Creative Problem Solving Institute (CPSI) in 2004, Pamela began her training as a CPS facilitator. She holds a B.S. in English from Millersville University and an M.A. in English with a focus on professional writing from Arcadia University.