The Grand Key Education Team

We are parents who are also educators.

Our organization brings the very best mindset training to schools all over America.

Dana Van Deinse

President & Co-Founder

Dana Van Deinse has over 15 years of educational leadership experience and is responsible for bringing Ownership Spirit to school leaders and students around the world. Ms. Van Deinse is a digital learning expert with proven results in virtual school operations, the accreditation of digital learning, and the development of eLearning programs. Having participated in traditional, blended and online learning environments serving in the role of teacher, principal, head of school, board member, community partner, and parent, she believes that all students can learn and accomplish success with personalized support.

Ms. Van Deinse is devoted to teaching young adults and educators the skills necessary to achieve success in utilizing digital technologies and resources. Ms. Van Deinse believes in the power of Ownership Spirit to have a positive impact on outcomes for students worldwide. Living in a world of endless education and career opportunities, supported by 21st century technologies, now is the time to teach students the skills they need to persist and accomplish their life’s goals and dreams.

Ms. Van Deinse is an accomplished speaker and trainer having collaborated with numerous education organizations, to include the International Association for K-12 Online Learning and AdvancED. Most recently she developed the accreditation protocol and the establishment of quality benchmarks for digital learning schools around the world. Ms. Van Deinse earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, a Post-Bac teaching certificate from Arizona State University, and a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University.

Dennis R Deaton

Author and Co-Founder

Dennis R Deaton is the the Co-Founder of Grand Key Education and Co-Founder and CEO of Quma Learning Systems. He is an award-winning author and the chief designer of Quma's most sought-after seminars, including: The Ownership Spirit, Visioneering, and Destination Thinking for Leaders. Among the clients for whom Dr. Deaton has done extensive training include: Boeing, Charles Schwab, Honeywell, Intel, Medtronic, Motorola, Scottsdale Insurance, Texas Instruments, University of Phoenix and Universal Technical Institute.

Dr. Deaton is a renowned speaker at conferences, international meetings, and conventions. He is the author of 5 books, including Ownership Spirit: The One Grand Key that Changes Everything Else, which was the 2009 National Best Books Award Winner in the Business Motivational category. He also authored an internationally acclaimed human development curriculum that has been taught to over 100,000 people in eight languages. Dr. Deaton received his bachelor's degree from the University of Utah and his doctorate degree, cum laude, from Washington University in St. Louis.

We have a track record of training for success.

Over the last 20 years and across several continents, we’ve met thousands of people working at hundreds of great companies. They’re consistently smart, good at their jobs, and have a desire to make an impact.

For years we have heard this statement from the women and men who take our corporate training courses: "I wish my kids had more opportunities to learn these concepts in school."

Quma Learning and Grand Key Education are dedicated to providing challenging, motivating educational courses that train the rising generation in the bedrock principles of successful thinking.  We do that with online courses that combine interactive media, choose-your-own path scenarios, and detailed self-assessment to deliver a meaningful message of personal ownership.

This eLearning program is a hybrid of concepts, skills and tools taught in The Ownership Spirit ®, Destination Thinking for Leaders ®, and Visioneering seminars by Quma Learning Systems, Inc.

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