About the Foundation

Greg Eibel created the Stress Free School Foundation because he couldn’t stand by and watch more of our students graduate high school and not know who they are or what they want from life. 

School has become too stressful for students, teachers, administrators, and even parents.  Greg and his foundation believe that the best way to help our students is by helping each other manage stress. 


To reduce educator and student stress through consciousness-based educational tools.


To improve the learning environment for educators and students in Stark County, Ohio.


The Stress-Free School Foundation provides educators with consciousness-based educational tools that help reduce stress in the classroom. Reducing stress diminishes teacher burnout, improves the learning environment, and encourages a love of learning in students.

About the Founder

Greg Eibel is the Executive Director of The Stress Free School Foundation, an organization committed to reducing educator and student stress through consciousness-based educational tools.

He has been a classroom teacher for more than 20 years. He has taught social studies, math, science, language arts, and financial literacy in fourth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. Currently, he is teaching at-risk students in Grades 9 – 12.

He has a master’s degree, is licensed to teach gifted education, and has a K–12 principal’s license. He has served on countless committees, been a department and team leader, and helped in numerous extracurricular activities after school hours. For 20 years of his career as an educator, he coached students from Grades 7 to 12 in golf, football, and track and field.


Pete Kandis, President

Currently vice president of operations at Aultman Orrville, Pete has spent 10 years in IT leadership in the Aultman Network and in patient transport at Aultman Hospital.

Jess Bennett, Vice President

Currently creative director at Jab Advertising and owner of Letterpress Jess, Jess has spent nearly 20 years in marketing and design leadership roles at organizations including the Canton Regional Chamber and The Repository.

Gay Welker, Secretary

Now retired, Gay has been in education for her entire career, including 30 years as a principal in elementary and middle schools, and eight years as a teacher. 

Rocco Serafini, Treasurer

Currently executive vice president of the Bank of Magnolia, where he is also a board member, Rocco has spent the past 20 years in the banking industry. 

Zanna Feitler

Zanna is a Certified Transcendental Meditation Teacher and TM Program Director. She has been teaching individuals and groups since 1972. She was the chair of the Natural Law Party of Ohio and a candidate for various political offices from 1995-2000.

Bob Soles

Bob is president of Soles Law and has been a practicing attorney for over 30 years.