Welcoming Students To The Global Economy Through Interactive Internet Learning


  Akwaaba Board of Directors

Denney Daetz

Co-Founder & President

Denney retired from public school teaching after an illustrious 40-year career in order to devote more time to the Akwaaba Foundation. Denney taught social studies, economics, and computer programming in the Los Gatos-Saratoga High School District from 1971 until 2007, including 17 years at Saratoga High School and 19 years at Los Gatos High School. more...

Laura Daetz
Co-founder (deceased)

During a career spanning more than twenty-five years, Laura held executive administrative positions for five of America’s largest commercial real estate companies and two consulting organizations, founded her own consulting firm, and co-founded the Akwaaba Foundation. more...

Sara Casler


Sara is Spanish department chair and program coordinator for Sierra College, a California Community College. She teaches Elementary and Intermediate courses and particularly enjoys helping students develop clear pronunciation as well as explore the varied cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. more...

David "Zac" Belnap


David “Zac” Belnap is a software developer. He learned software development in late 2011 and has loved it ever since. more...

Stuart Schare


Stuart is a Managing Director at Navigant, a global consulting firm with a 600-person energy practice serving utilities and other companies navigating the rapid growth of renewable energy and other changes affecting the energy industry. more...

Alex Chiocchi


Alex Chiocchi became involved with Simpolicon while participating in the simulation in high school. While using the simulation, Alex became a world leader and tried to improve the world's standard of living. more...