It's starting to make sense, and the pieces are falling into place.
On January 10, 2016, I published a story disclosing an email thread between Steven Ingersoll, former Grand Traverse Academy superintendent Kaye Mentley and Lake Superior State University's (LSSU) Bruce Harger. (Harger, former head of LSSU's Charter School office, was identified by Brad Habermehl during his December 8, 2015 sentencing hearing testimony as one of the investors investing in a proposed Steven Ingersoll-led 'school project'.)
Among the emails, obtained from LSSU via a Freedom of Information Act request, was Ingersoll's March 17, 2014 response addressing Harger's perception Mentley was moving the GTA away from Ingersoll's Integrated Visual Learning (IVL) and Icon Mapping.
You can read the entire exchange here, but it clearly forced Ingersoll, like a wounded animal, into a fight response.
Seen in the light of newly-released evidence exposing the $300,000 paid to Ingersoll over the last two years by Full Spectrum Management's Mark Noss, it shows Ingersoll was clearly concerned about a loss of influence:
“I will no longer be available to help implement the important contribution of visual learning at the Academy.
Dr. Noss is fully capable and I pray willing to carry on in my absence in this regard. I have and continue to sacrifice for the excellence and indeed very existence of GTA.
I cannot abide excision of my work from the history and future of the Academy.”
Looks like those prayers worked...at least for a while.