CANS Advisory Group

The CANS Advisory Group is comprised of volunteers committed to the new school’s success. We are looking for parents of potential new students and community members who are also motivated to help with planning and follow-through surrounding every facet of the new school.  Any level of time commitment is greatly appreciated. We look forward to hearing from you!



The CANS Advisory Group has four main subcommittees: Programming & Curriculum, Recruitment & Enrollment, Partnerships, and Communications. All members are working hard to help Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) develop the best possible neighborhood school. Subcommittee leaders are in bold.

Community Liaisons

  • Nicholas Hollan (Clifton)
  • Gary Robbins (Spring Grove Village)
  • Jules Rosen (CUF)


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Programming & Curriculum

The Programming & Curriculum Subcommittee is working to provide CPS with suggestions and expectations of the content and pedagogical philosophy of the CAN School.

  • Sanja Bias (Leader)
  • Luke Blocher
  • Ryan Britton
  • Gerald Checco
  • Josh Miller
  • Christina Smart
  • Kara Hill

Recruitment & Enrollment

The Recruitment & Enrollment Subcommittee is working to increase visibility of the new school across Clifton, CUF, and Spring Grove Village and to help families take advantage of this educational and community-building opportunity.

  • Krystn Metzger (co-leader)
  • Mary Schubauer-Berigan (co-leader)
  • Sanja Bias
  • Adam Fosnaugh
  • Margot Fosnaugh
  • Nicholas Hollan
  • Chip Kussmaul
  • Vince Metzger
  • Morgan Rich
  • Gary Robbins
  • Jules Rosen
  • Andrés Pérez-Simón
  • Andrea Steege


The Partnerships Subcommittee works to engage community partners in education, arts, science, culture, history, and the outdoors to strengthen school academics and broaden educational opportunities available to students.

  • Angela Potochnik (Leader)
  • Luke Blocher
  • Josh Miller
  • Morgan Rich
  • Andrea Steege
  • Nicholas Hollan


The Communications Subcommittee works to enhance community awareness of the new school and assist the community in communicating their desires to CPS.

  • Jan Checco (General Communications)
  • Kevin Marsh (Online Communications)
  • Josh Miller (Webmaster)
  • Adam Fosnaugh

Members not currently on a subcommittee

  • Emily Bae
  • Heather McCarren
  • Abby Moran
  • Mindi Rich
  • Chris Swoboda