The 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 program.
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.
Board of Directors
The Avalon School of Astrology is governed by a Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors issues policy statements, appoints the President of the school, makes the budget, and makes changes, as needed, to the policies and procedures of the school.
The current members of the Board of Directors are:
- David Cochrane, B.A., chairperson
- Pam Gallagher, B.A
- Michelle Gould, MFA, TACC
- William C. Stephenson, M.A.
The Avalon School of Astrology is licensed by the state of Florida to operate as a vocational post-secondary school. Lisense #2858. The school facilities have met all zoning and inspection requirements.
Commission for Independent Education,
Florida Department of Education
2650 Apalachee Parkway, Suite A
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Phone #: (850) 245-3200
Toll Free: (888) 224-6684
The Avalon School of Astrology is a Florida Corporation, a non-profit educational institution under IRS 501(c)(3) and is owned by David and Fei Cochrane.
The name and address of the governing body of the The Avalon School of Astrology, Inc. is:
The Avalon School of Astrology, Inc.
6212 NW 43rd Street, Ste A
Gainesville, FL 32653
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. Read More »
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 the opportunity 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. Pamela Gallagher, C.A.P., Rev., B.A. Read More »
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. She has over 15 years of experience as a professional astrologer and over 10 years experience in the business world. She has a very successful consulting business in Cincinnati, Ohio, and she also teaches astrology classes in Cincinnati several times a week. Much of Pam's early astrological training 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 solutions and 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.Fei Cochrane, B.S., TACC Read More »
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 company.
In addition to running the business, Fei heads the technical support staff, is the developer of both the Avalon website and the Cosmic Patterns website. 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.Gisele Terry, M.A., MFT Read More »
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 Ethics.Brendan Feeley, M.A., N.D. Read More »
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.Michelle Gould, B.A., M.F.A., TACC Read More »
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.
Her 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 Young Astrologers (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 and their two mutts, Buddha and Pearl.Katarina Campagnola, B.A. Read More »
Katarina has been a practicing astrologer since 1986. She was trained in Sweden as a psychotherapist where she practiced until moving to the US in 2004. Her training in therapeutic psychological techniques and her innate sensitivity have enabled her to guide her clients along the periodically troublesome journey of self-discovery and personal awareness. To facilitate the wellbeing and healing of Katarina's clients, her therapeutic consultations are done in a grounded and realistic manner that empathetically supports their efforts to meet the challenges of everyday life with clarity and purpose.
Tany Toyen BS Educational Media Specialist, MA Human Resource Development, ESOL, C.A.P.
Tany 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!
Starlene Breiter Read More »
Starlene is an astrologer, metaphysical gemologist, reiki master/teacher, artist, website developer, radio show host, designer, and intuitive. Her website www.RocksAndReiki.com is very active and popular. To become more familiar with Starlene's work, services and activities, please visit her website.
Starlene is also a student at the Avalon School of Astrology. She developed a message board for the students at proboards.net. Prior to this, students were submitting homeowork and having discussions via email. Starlene set up the message board, which is a huge improvement. To get to know more about her, click here to visit her web site.
Instructor 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.