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Leadership

Our board consists of dedicated individuals with professional expertise in K-12 and University education nationally and internationally, private industry and military fields.

Leadership

Our board consists of dedicated individuals with professional expertise in K-12 and University education nationally and internationally, private industry and military fields.

CEO

Roxanne Mourant

Roxy is a leader, educator and gets things done. As the CEO of Educating for Leadership, an Alaska-based non-profit corporation that supports hands-on competency-based education projects, Roxy seeks out opportunities to collaborate and grow. Her life-long work is based on relationships with people whose passion matches her values and determination for creating a successful Growth Mindset space where students can feel safe to create, make mistakes and be energized through discovery learning while appreciating the importance of giving back to their community.

Chair

Bill Sullivan

Bill (Sully) has been involved in education for the past 40 years. He spent the first decade of his career as a middle and high school teacher of mathematics, science and computer science in the state of Washington and served as a technology coordinator for a school system in the Republic of Marshall Islands.

 

He then went to work for Apple Computer serving in sales, marketing and sales leadership roles for 14 years when education technology was beginning to expand to schools. Following his career with Apple, Bill worked for other education companies in sales and sales leadership roles for Palm, HMH, Apex Learning and School Improvement Network.

 

Bill has an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from the University of Washington and holds a Master's degree in Administration from Central Michigan University.

 

He resides in the state of Washington with his wife of 42 years, Linda, a retired educator, where they both enjoy spending time with their four married children and ten grandchildren.

 

Bill has served on the E4L board for several years.

Vice Chair

Dr. Pam Lloyd

Dr. Pam Lloyd is an accomplished strategic leader and seasoned executive coach with a proven record. With over 25 years of experience in K-12, Higher Education, Corporate and Non-Profit, She is a thought leader and a trusted advisor to superintendents, CIOs, and C-suite executives, senior managers, and emerging leaders.

 

As a strategic leader, Pam has a history of spearheading transformative initiatives that have moved organizations to new levels. She has an innate ability to find opportunities, formulate innovative strategies, and implement solutions that yield measurable results. She excels in guiding school districts and companies through periods of change, whether it is adapting to trends or market shifts, creating operational excellence, or fostering a culture of innovation.

 

Dr. Lloyd has had a profound impact in connecting and collaborating with leaders in education, non-profit, and corporate; and can unlock potential, cultivate leadership skills, and facilitate personal and professional development. Her background in education, oil and gas, governmental affairs, telecom, and healthcare affords her the ability to work across sectors to produce results.

 

She holds a PhD in transformational leadership, and she is a respected thought leader in the field of education leadership, education technology, and broadband infrastructure/telecom to include access, adoption, and use. She is currently a member of the K20Connect Network, and includes clients like Connected Nation, a national nonprofit focused on broadband access, adoption and use for ALL. She currently serves on the executive board of the United States Academic Decathlon (USAD), an organization with a vision to provide all students the opportunity to excel academically through team competition.

 

With a passion for helping individuals and organizations thrive in today’s competitive landscape, Pam is committed to empowering others to reach their full potential and achieve strategic excellence.

 

Leadership Attributes

*Strategic Thinker *Visionary *Influencer *Develops Talent *Inclusive *Manages Complexity *Collaborator *Connector *Open-Minded *Innovative *Resilient

 

Areas of Expertise

*Strategic Planning * Team Leadership Development *Board Governance *Advocacy *Policy *Education Technology *Business Development and Strategy *Brand Management *Change Agent *K-20 Education

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Treasurer 

Dr. Silas Wandera

Dr. Silas Wandera is a distinguished educator and researcher with extensive experience in the field of e-learning and education technology. Over the past two decades, he has established himself as a leading authority in the development, management, and delivery of strategic learning solutions for corporations and educational institutions.

As the CEO of Tutor For Globe, Dr. Wandera leverages his expertise to help organizations bridge the skills gap and effectively manage their learners. He has a diverse background, having held leadership positions in the fields of health care education, advertising, and technology. At Comcast's Advertising Learning & Performance team, Dr. Wandera was responsible for driving the organization's learning strategy to increase revenue, employee success, and proficiency growth.

Dr. Wandera's extensive experience includes customizing professional development programs using adult learning principles and collaborating with colleges and school district leaders to improve and sustain digital learning programs. He uses data analysis, modern technology, and a problem-solving approach to deliver strategies, solutions, and results.

With a Doctorate in Education from Wilmington University with a focus on Organization, Innovation, and Leadership and a BSc in Computer Science and MSc in Education from the City University of New York (CUNY-CSI), Dr. Wandera is well-equipped to address the complex challenges facing the education sector.

As a dedicated advocate for STEAM education, Dr. Wandera is committed to promoting equity and access to technology education for underserved populations. With his passion for education and expertise in e-learning and education technology, Dr. Silas Wandera is a valuable asset to any organization looking to improve learning outcomes and support learners of all backgrounds.

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Secretary 

Daniel Walker

Dan began his career in rural Alaska working for the Lower Kuskokwim School District in 1992 as a teacher in the village of Quinhagak.  He spent 8 years in Quinhagak eventually doing his administrative internship in 1999.  In 2000 he became the principal of Eek School.  After 8 years as a principal in Eek he took the opportunity to become Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Programs for LKSD.  In 2015 he was named interim superintendent and then superintendent.  He remained in the superintendency at LKSD until his retirement in 2020. 

 

Dan has an undergraduate degree in Education from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, and a master’s degree in Education Leadership from the University of Alaska, Anchorage. 

 

Dan has been married to his wife Angela (also an educator) for 40 years.  He spends his retirement enjoying outdoor activities.  He stays connected with education by mentoring new and incoming superintendents in Alaska through the Alaska Superintendents Association.

 

Dan currently resides in Austin, Texas.  He and Angela travel between Austin and Seattle often to visit their daughter Christen who resides in the Seattle area.

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Board Member

Benjamin Newsome

Ben founded Fizzics Education to deliver science education across Australia, having now reached 2 million kids since 2004.  He is a qualified science teacher, 2013 Churchill Fellow, 2020 AMP Tomorrow Maker,  2015, 2016 & 2018 Australian Small Business Winner for Children’s Education Services, 2020 WSABE Outstanding Business Leader of the Year, 2019 Blacktown Business Person of the Year, and receiver of several Pinnacle Awards from the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration.

 

Ben is an ISTE Community Leader, an Ambassador for the Association of Science Education Technicians NSW, is an advisory board member of the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration and is part of the NSW Churchill Fellows Association committee. In 2012 Ben co-founded the non-profit Virtual Excursions Australia which has now grown to include over 40 major cultural institutions and departmental distance education managers, where together VEA members create collaborative video conference events and share tips and tricks on best practices. In 2015 he co-founded another non-profit called the Pinnacle Education Collaborative, a network of over 30 cultural organizations in North America that deliver virtual excursions to schools, retirement homes, remand centres and more. Ben is also the author of ‘Be Amazing! How to teach science the way primary kids love’ & the host of the FizzicsEd Podcast.

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Board Member

Gavin Hawkins

Upon completion of his Bachelor of Education degree, Gavin worked in Wolverhampton schools as a teacher, subject specialist and senior leader for 18 years. Whilst he was Assistant Headteacher, his school won the BECTA ICT Excellence award for Teaching and Learning with ICT. Gavin’s school was one of the first in the country to be awarded the NAACE and ICT Marks and led work in 1:1 device programs.

 

Following a secondment to support school improvement and the development of a region-wide learning platform within Wolverhampton, Gavin managed the Learning Technologies Team of consultants supporting schools in their adoption and implementation of education technology and associated pedagogies. The Learning Technologies Team was awarded the BETT Award in 2010 and 2013 for Services to Schools and was shortlisted again in 2016.

 

In 2018 Gavin formed Squirrel Learning Limited, a company supporting schools to embed technology across the curriculum. Squirrel Learning has developed a range of products, resources and programs designed to support schools in their approach to EdTech. Squirrel Learning’s GoRead digital reading record was awarded a BETT Award in 2021.

 

Gavin has worked with Lancaster, Bristol and Wolverhampton Universities and also the University of Santiago in Chile to develop collaborative software for mobile and online learning. He has presented his work at conferences both nationally and internationally including the United States, Australia, Europe and the Middle East.

 

Gavin has an interest in integrating EdTech within other subject disciplines and has written papers on the use of technology to enhance geographical fieldwork and the impact of technology on young people’s life chances. He holds an MA in Education and is working towards a Ph.D. in education technology. He is a NaaceMark and Online Safety Mark Assessor, a Board Member of NAACE (the Education Technology Association), holds the National Professional Qualification for Headship, is a Member of the British Computer Society, a Member of the Chartered College of Teaching and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

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Board Member

Mary Rubadeau

Mary Rubadeau has 40 years of experience in education, leading institutions from pre-K through community college in both Alaska and Colorado. Mary currently resides in Durango, Colorado and serves as Chairman of the Fort Lewis College (FLC) Board of Trustees. She coordinated regional collaborations to increase pathways for college attainment for Native American students in Southwest Colorado, as well as the development of FLC’s online principal licensure program that focuses on cultural competency.

Mary's professional experience began teaching in upstate New York and Australia before putting down roots in Alaska as a Principal and Director of Special Education for the Bering Strait School District, Assistant Superintendent for the Kenai Peninsula School District, and Superintendent of the Juneau School District.  Whatever the job title, she worked to increase educational opportunities and inclusion for all students, and close achievement gaps for minority student populations.

As the Superintendent of the Telluride School District in Colorado, she supported a dynamic team of educators in the adoption of personalized learning strategies for all students.  In 2008, she was honored as Colorado Superintendent of the Year in recognition of the district’s outstanding academic student achievement. In retirement she supports creative solutions to advance student learning by serving in interim leadership positions and providing consultant services. 

With a commitment to student voice and activism, Rubadeau founded and facilitated the Student Leadership Strand held in conjunction with the Colorado Association of School Boards annual convention for 18 years.  Over a hundred students convened each year to learn key leadership strategies and how to amplify their voice to support positive change. At Fort Lewis College, she works with student leaders to facilitate Student Convenings with the Board of Trustees.

Rubadeau has a Bachelor of Arts in Education from St. Lawrence University and a Master of Science from the State University of New York at Albany in Educational Psychology. Her superintendent and special education director credentials are from University of Alaska Southeast and University of Northern Colorado.

Mary and her husband Bob enjoy skiing, hiking, biking, horseback riding, and visiting their children and seven grandchildren. They spend summers aboard their wooden ketch Dog Star, sailing and exploring the spectacular coastlines of Maine and Canada.

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