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Richard L. Swanson, PhD
785 Tucker Road
Suite G-154
Tehachapi CA 93561
phone: 530-277-9603
Richard SwansonRichard L. Swanson, PhD is a former School Administrator, Principal and Superintendent with over 39 years of experience in Education. He earned a PhD in Social /Developmental Psychology from the School of Education at UC Berkeley and has been a driving force in successful negotiations, mediations and several high-profile litigations of key Educational Issues which include Sexual Harassment, Student Complaints, Teacher Grievances as well as Discipline, Dismissal and Release.

Dr. Swanson has worked directly with the Office of Civil Rights, the Department of Justice, the California Department of Education’s Fiscal office, the California State Controller and the California State Attorney General’s Offices. He speaks with articulate, persuasive and knowledgeable authority based solidly on his academic training and 39 years of practical experience. His credibility as an Expert Witness rests on 9 years as a teacher and instructional consultant, 12 years in the private sector as a manager/planner and financial executive and 18 years in school leadership as a principal and superintendent.

Dr. Swanson has written over 16 teachers’ guides, one book on finance and numerous published articles on educational topics. He has expertise in:
  • School Reform
  • School Fraud Prevention and Prosecution
  • School Safety
  • Title IX Compliance
  • Teacher Discipline, Dismissal, Release
  • Special Education Compliance
  • School Improvement
  • NCLB and Achievement Gap Issues
  • Bullying / Harassment
  • School Facilities
  • School Finance
  • Educational Evaluation
  • Social Development
  • School Supervision
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    Gary Foxcroft
    24 St Leonard’s House
    St Leonard’s Gate
    Lancaster Lancashire LA1 1NN
    phone: 0845-313-8391
    Gary Foxcroft has wide-ranging expertise working with Children Accused of Witchcraft. Mr. Foxcroft practices his specialty principally in Nigeria and the UK, but is available for consultation internationally. With degrees in Social, Cultural, Environmental and Developmental Studies from Derby and Lancaster Universities, he is uniquely qualified to detect the signs of Child Abuse linked to witchcraft accusations.

    Mr. Foxcroft has in-depth knowledge of the belief system itself, the factors that lead to the belief, the signs of child abuse, and UK and Nigerian policies in particular that relate to witchcraft accusations. He founded Stepping Stones Nigeria after first coming across the Child Witch Phenomenon in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria in 2006. Stepping Stones Nigeria has helped rescue and rehabilitate over 500 children accused of witchcraft since that time.

    Mr. Foxcroft has appeared on two UK documentaries, "Saving Africa's Witch Children" and "Return to Africa's Witch Children" both of which received critical acclaim winning BAFTA, EMMY and Amnesty International Film Awards. He continues to present papers at UNHCR and the UN Human Rights Council. Mr. Foxcroft also participates in various conferences and works closely with numerous news agencies around the world to raise awareness of the issue.