Harvey Feldstein has been teaching, advising, and consulting in the field of education for over 40 years. Initially an early childhood teacher in a progressive private school in Rochester, NY, he has since taught children and adults worldwide. As a curriculum designer, Harvey has created innovative programs for public and private schools as well major corporations in the US, Canada, Australia, the EU and Singapore. While teaching kindergarten, Harvey developed a firm conviction that active learning—doing interesting and relevant activities, is not only the best way to learn but also a superior way of both retaining and transferring learning. This conviction has informed his work throughout his career.
In 2007, in conjunction with the business school at the University of Montreal (HEC), Harvey founded Baton Simulations—a company devoted to teaching adults complex software skills entirely through simulation and games. Hundreds of companies, NGO’s, and government organizations currently use the simulations. Since retiring as CEO and Chairman of the Board in 2016, Harvey has remained an active advisor and board member.
Harvey has been a Buddhist student and practitioner since 1971, beginning this life-long journey at the Rochester Zen Center. He has been a student of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche for the past 20 years.
Regarding his involvement at Middle Way, Harvey believes it is an honor to serve Rinpoche’s vision of creating an environment where children can learn in the context of profound and enduring values and have a great deal of fun in the process!
Harvey and his family live a few miles from Middle Way School, and he is often found helping out or just sitting around with kids playing the ukulele and singing songs.