school is supervised by the President, Fei Cochrane. The President
oversees the daily operations of the school and is responsible for
ensuring that the mission of the school and that the policies and regulations
of the school are properly carried out.
The Director of Education consults with the Board on the curriculum and educational
The Placement Director is in charge of researching current employment conditions.
The Placement Director advises the Director of Education on findings in this
regards, and the Placement Director also oversees consultations and dissemination
of information to students regarding employment opportunities and strategies
for accelerating the careers of graduating students.
The Admissions Director is in charge of the processing of student applications,
and the Financial Aid Director is responsible for overseeing evaluation of
students for financial aid and notification of students of the amount of financial
aid that they have received.
Director of Education, Placement Director:
David Cochrane, B.A.
School President, Admissions Director, Financial Aid Director:
Fei Cochrane, B.S.
Cochrane, B.A., C.A.P.: David is a full-time computer programmer
for Cosmic Patterns. He has a BA degree in psychology, was a practicing
astrologer in the mid 1970's and switched to computer programming
in the late 1970's.
From 1973 to 1982 David had a full-time astrological consulting practice and
he taught astrology classes part-time in the evenings. He is a well known speaker
at major astrological conferences. His lectures are well attended and well
received. He is the founder of Cosmic Patterns Software Inc., and is the lead
software programmer of the development team that makes the Kepler and Pegasus
astrology programs. He is the author of two astrology books: Astrology for
the 21st Century and AstroLocality Magic.
David pioneered new theories of astrological interpretation using harmonics
and midpoints in the 1970's, but since that time has been devoted to developing
astrology software. David plans to continue working on the Kepler program for
many, many years. He will teach at The Avalon School of Astrology. His broad
knowledge and experience makes him a competent instructor in a wide variety
of astrological topics.
Lee Lehman, Ph.D.: Lee
has a Ph.D. in Botany from Rutgers University. She is author of The Ultimate
Asteroid Book (1988), Essential Dignities (1989), The Book of Rulerships
(1992), Classical Astrology for Modern Living (1996), The Martial Art
of Horary Astrology (2002), and a translation from the French
of Papus? Astrology
for Initiates. She originated the Classical Studies course curriculum,
which presently includes seven regular courses: horary, natal, electional,
medical, gaming, mundane and advanced horary. She also originated the
Learning with Lee computerized cd series, which give the astrologer
to see classical astrology in action, through an innovative combination
of audio and visual presentation. She teaches regular classes in Amsterdam.
She is a Professor and Academic Dean at Kepler College. In her spare
time, she studies herbalism and Chang-Hon style Tae Kwon Do,
in which she holds
a 2nd Dan black belt. Lee was the recipient of the 1995 Marc Edmund Jones
Award, the first horary astrologer so honored.
Gallagher, C.A.P., Rev., B.A.: Pam started working as a professional
astrologer in 1972, worked in the corporate business world from 1976
to 1989, and returned to her astrological consulting practice in 1989.
has over 15 years of experience as a professional astrologer and over
10 years experience in the business world. She has a very successful
business in Cincinnati, Ohio, and she also teaches astrology classes
in Cincinnati several times a week. Much of Pam's early astrological
was with Katherine de Jersey. She has spoken at international astrology
conferences, is an ordained minister with the Federation of Independent
Unity Churches, completed two years of undergraduate work at the University
of Cincinnati, is a wife and mother, and was very successful in business
marketing in the 1980s.
Pam is an engaging speaker who presents ideas in an exciting, lucid,
and clear manner. She brings a wealth of experience, talent, and knowledge
to her clients
and to her students. We chose Pam to be on our faculty because she is an
outstanding instructor, is very dedicated to her work, and brings creative
improvements to any endeavor that she undertakes. Pam will teach about one
weekend per month in the weekend schedule at The Avalon School of Astrology.
Cochrane, B.S., TACC: Fei is the
President of the Avalon School of Astrology. Fei managed several businesses
before she joined Avalon. She became
the business manager of Cosmic
Patterns Software in 1990. With her management expertise, she has helped
Cosmic Patterns Software evolve and develop as a thriving international
In addition to running the business, Fei heads the technical support
staff, is the developer of both the Avalon website and the Cosmic Patterns
She works with graphic artists and negotiates all of the business operations.
Fei will teach classes on website development and other computer skills at
The Avalon School of Astrology.
Star, CAP: Gloria is one
of the Avalon board members. She is a big asset to the
school, having a wealth of experience and expertise as an astrological
writer, and active contributor to many professional organizations
and businesses. She is a creative thinker and dedicated
to raising professional standards. Her list of credits,
achievements is impressive.
began her work as a professional astrologer in the 1970s and describes
journey as an astrologer as “life-transforming”.
With clients from all walks of life and in all parts of the world, professional
consultation and guidance with clients has been the primary focus of
her career. “Part of my quest has led me to write”, she says.
Terry, M.A., MFT: is a professional astrologer and licensed
psychotherapist. She has a Masters Degree in clinical psychology
from Antioch University, and is an AAMFT certified supervisor for
interning psychotherapists. Gisele is also a Board member of the
Organization of Professional Astrology. Gisele has developed the
curriculum material for the Psy 251 course, Counseling Skills and
Feeley, M.A., N.D.: Brendan is a founding member of ACVA (American
Council of Vedic Astrology) and SJC (Sri Jagannath Center). He is
also a faculty member of both organizations.
Brendan holds an M.A. degree in archetypal psychology from Pacifica Graduate
Institute and a regular teacher/presenter on mythology and depth psychology
at the Washington Society of Jungian Psychology for the past eight years. One
of Brendan's specialties is medical astrology. Parallel to his interest in
astrology, he also pursued training in naturopathy with a specialty in classical
homeopathy and ayurveda. He has a full-time practice in Rockville, MD and his
work is well known in the USA, Europe and India. He write's articles for international
magazines on vedic astrology and have been a regular presenter at both national
and international conferences for the past ten years.
Gould, B.A., M.F.A., TACC: Michelle has a B.A. in
English and a M.F.A in Creative Writing from the University of
Florida. She is also one among the first graduate of The Avalon
School of Astrology where she received the diploma in Theoretical
and Applied Cosmic Cybernetics.
astrological education began on a whim in 1983, when she consulted
an astrologer and walked out of the session wanting to know more.
She is a founding member and Treasurer of the Association of
(AYA), a nonprofit organization specializing in outreach to persons
new to astrology, and a speaker at regional and national conferences.
Her passions include the moon’s nodes and discovering new ways
to integrate the best of modern and ancient techniques in her client
work. When she isn’t immersed in things astrological, she can
be found reading British mysteries, writing poetry, and singing
at local haunts. She lives in Gainesville with her husband Bill
two mutts, Buddha and Pearl.
Campagnola, B.A.: Katarina
has been a practicing astrologer since 1986. She was trained
in Sweden as a psychotherapist where she practiced until moving
the US in 2004. Her training in therapeutic psychological
techniques and her innate sensitivity have enabled her to guide
along the periodically troublesome journey of self-discovery
and personal awareness. To facilitate the wellbeing and healing
Katarina's clients, her therapeutic consultations are done
in a grounded and realistic manner that empathetically supports
efforts to meet the challenges of everyday life with clarity
Librarian: Tany Toyen
BS Educational Media Specialist,
MA Human Resource Development, ESOL, C.A.P.
began her study of Astrology in 1967 in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. In 1970
she opened the Dania School of Astrology in one room above the local
ice cream parlour, with co-founder Josephine Sabino, who was the first
teacher she studied with in Miami. The next year they started the Astrological
Association of Hollywood, and many remember the acclaimed luncheons
with famous, and not so famous, astrologers from all over the country
coming in to speak. Edie Custer was the first speaker we ever had,
and it was also her first speaking experience. For a couple of people
who didn't have any idea what was to come of this event , it went really
well, and Edie realized she wasn't so timid after all.
Tany moved to Kailua-Kona , Hawaii in 1975, and began teaching, and writing
a column for the local paper until 1980, when she returned to Florida. She
has been a Media Specialist and Librarian in schools K-12 throughout the U.S.
and up to the present. She is now living in Lake Worth, Fl. and continuing
school library work. The Avalon School of Astrology Library and Audio-Visual
Department is Tany's new project, and she is looking forward to organizing
and maintaining the hundreds of books, magazines, tapes, and articles that
are forthcoming to the Library for many years to come!
AVALON'S MESSAGE BOARD:
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Office Hours: Full-time instructors are required to have 1 hour of time at their office each
day at a scheduled time of the day. Part-time instructors have proportionately
smaller office hours. Students may visit instructors during these office hours
for counseling, advice, questions, or assistance and extra help in learning
the subject material.
Faculty and School Evaluation by Students: At the end of each semester, students submit anonymously an evaluation of the
instructors and the school in general, along with any suggestions or advice.
The The Avalon School of Astrology staff and the Board of Directors are constantly
monitoring the school activities to ensure that the education and the atmosphere
is the very best that it possibly can be.