The “SaLTeam” will provide your student a truly unique service-learning and travel experience.
Our team is dedicated to the difference Serving & Learning Together can make… one student at a time.
Brad Swanson is founder and co-director of SaLT Student Travel, and he has served students throughout Chicagoland as a teacher, coach and administrator for the past 20+ years. He takes pride in creating opportunities for all students to learn and grow through meaningful experiences both inside and outside of the classroom. Brad’s commitment to the life-changing power of service-learning fuels his daily work with SaLT.
Ida Fiore is co-director of SaLT Student Travel. As a passionate educator at Elm Place Middle School, she enjoys working with her students in all phases of their lives. Ida’s science classroom is known for thoughtful and engaging lessons that inspire a love of learning. She is deeply committed to every student’s growth and long-term success. Ida has been facilitating educational student trips for over twenty years.
Giovana Giarelli is an accomplished high school Spanish and History teacher and life-long New Orleans resident. She also works with the state of Louisiana to promote international tourism throughout the greater New Orleans area. As an expert of New Orleans history, art and culture (as well as a die-hard Saints fan), Giovana is our daily local guide for “all things NOLA”.