About Us



ALAN HAAS, founder and Managing Partner of Educational Futures, has over 35 years of experience counseling students and their parents. An alumnus of Wesleyan University (CT), Alan holds two graduate degrees from Harvard University, where he studied counseling, psychology and educational administration. He is a former principal of two leading American secondary schools and served as Deputy Director General of the International School of Geneva, Switzerland. Alan is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, The Headmasters Association and a Board Member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association. Alan was honored with the Steven R. Antonoff Award for Professional Achievement at the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) May, 2017 Conference in Denver, Colorado. The award recognizes an IECA professional who has distinguished him or herself by their outstanding contributions to the profession of independent educational consulting.

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GEOFF STEARNS, Partner, works with students seeking college admission or placement in boarding schools. After graduating from Harvard in 1982, he worked in finance while also advising students on the college admissions process and athletic recruiting. Geoff was a member of the Harvard Alumni Schools committee from 1997 to 2009 serving as an alumni interviewer and liaison to Harvard admissions and multiple Friends groups. Geoff has extensive experience advising high school athletes as well as talented musicians, actors, debaters and students of all abilities including students with learning differences. Geoff travels extensively throughout the US, visiting colleges and meeting with coaches and college counselors. Geoff worked for Dunbar Educational Consultants prior to joining Educational Futures as a partner in 2012. He is a professional member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association.

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CAROLYN KALAHAR has been providing administrative support for Educational Futures consultants, students and families for over two decades. Carolyn has recently been appointed a Partner for her countless contributions to the high standard of performance that we offer our students and families.