About Prodigy

At Prodigy Student Travel, our goal is simple: to provide a safe tour and an educational experience for students, all at a great value for schools and parents. We believe travel is one of the best ways to teach students that anything – anything – is possible! Whether taking a tour of The White House, standing in awe of the sentinels at Arlington National Cemetery, seeing the spectacle of Times Square, or taking in the majesty of the Statue of Liberty, seeing is believing. Prodigy Student Travel helps open your students' eyes—and their minds to a world of possibilities.

Kerry Wimsatt

Kerry Wimsatt

The 2016-2017 school year marks Kerry's 21th year in the student travel industry. During that time, he has served as a tour director on over 250 trips to Washington, DC, alone and is a licensed Washington, DC guide. Kerry has personally traveled to New York City more than 80 times, and has visited many of our other tour destinations.

Before forming Prodigy Student Travel in 2000, Kerry worked in the student travel industry as a sales representative for four years and in professional baseball administration for 11 seasons. He is a graduate of Kent State University and lives in Westerville with his wife Nikki and their three children - Annie, Jackson & James.

Susan Young

Susan Otte

Susan is a retired language arts teacher. She taught high school and middle school for 30 years in the South-Western City School District. She met Kerry while chaperoning 8th grade trips to Washington D.C. with Pleasant View Middle School. Susan attended Miami University and has certification in English education and Educational Media.

Paul Porter

Paul taught American History for 30 years in the London City School district. He is an avid traveler of the United States.

Steve Selvey

Steve is a recently-retired superintendent and principal, and is a lifelong Cleveland Indians fan. He enjoys tending to his garden and lawn, and has found a new purpose in traveling to our nation's capitol with middle-and high school students. He and his wife Laurie live in Tiffin, and are the proud parents of 2 grown children, and a young granddaughter!

Dave Duffy

Dave taught 8th grade social studies for 30 years at West Jefferson JHS. He coached various sports for 36 years.

Barb Butler

Barb taught English, physical education, and health for 32 years in West Jefferson. She coached various sports over the years and enjoys crafts and gardening.

Cindy Monnett

Cindy taught history, geography, economics, and psychology in the West Jefferson school district for 35 years. She enjoys traveling, snow-skiing, and making jewelry.