Our Team

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 former Board Member and Vice President 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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NICOLE BUSBY advises families throughout the United States with students seeking admission to college. She graduated with Honors from Northwestern University with a major in Communication Studies and with Distinction from UCLA’s College Counseling Program.

Nicole counsels students with a range of interests and academic abilities and works closely with them to identify appropriate colleges, provide advice on standardized test preparation and timing, and assist with application and essay development.  Nicole personally visits college campuses and also meets with admission representatives in order to stay up-to-date on current admission trends. 

Before joining Educational Futures in 2018, Nicole served as a management consultant and digital brand strategist to Fortune 100 corporations and spent several years at home with her three children.  Nicole is an active member in the New Canaan community, having served as an executive board member for three parent teacher councils and as a volunteer for the Young Women’s League, New Canaan CARES and New Canaan Youth Football League.  Nicole also supports her alma mater by serving as an Alumni Admissions Council Director and enjoys donating her time to under-served youth by guiding them through the college admissions process.  Nicole is a member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA).

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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.