Our Board consists of strong individuals in the K-12, University of Alaska, private industry, military, and international education arenas.


 

Dr. Mark Standley

founder, chief education officer

Former principal of Highland Tech Charter School in Anchorage, Alaska, Dr. Standley is now based out of Blanco, Texas. He works and writes in the US and abroad on leadership, technology, and global project-based learning skills in education. Dr. Standley worked in Alaska for 30 years as a researcher, author, business executive, educator, and consultant.

 
 
 
 
 

Roxanne Mourant

chief operating officer

Former Alaska State Education Technology Coordinator, Roxy currently resides in Elfin Cove, Alaska. She teaches online courses in Alaska history, assists in developing curriculum for online courses, coaches educators, and works on special projects.

 
 
 
 
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Rob Lang, Ph.D

Chair

Rob has been a practicing civil and environmental engineer in California, Oregon, and Alaska for almost 40 years. He has been an engineering professor, dean, or associate dean for more than 25 years, currently serving as Associate Dean for Academic with the University of Alaska College of Engineering. For about the last 7 years he has served with the E4L Board, and previously was the Chair of the Academic Poly Committee with Highland High School Academy, with which E4L is associated.

 
 
 
 
 

Steve Moss

Vice Chair

Since 2010, Steve Moss has been a board member and, more recently, the Vice-Chair of Educating for Leadership (E4L).

Steve is currently the Independent Chair of the ENni (Education Network Northern Ireland) Innovation Forum which draws together government and other stakeholders from across the education landscape in the Northern Ireland province of the United Kingdom to review and develop the use of educational technology in the 1100 schools in the province. 

From 2005 until his retirement in 2012, Steve was the Strategic Director (Information & Communication Technologies) for the UK government’s Building Schools for the Future programme and oversaw a budget of £4.5 billion for the provision of hardware and software to high schools in England. 

Steve is a past Chair of the Board of the UK's National Association of Advisers on Computers in Education (NAACE), the UK equivalent of ISTE.

 
 
 

Bill Sullivan

secretary/treasurer

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 Masters degree in Administration from Central Michigan University.

He resides in the state of Washington with his wife of 37 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.

 
 
 
 
 

Jose Sanchez

Board Member

Jose Sanchez, is a lifelong resident of San Marcos, TX and a graduate of Texas State University. He also a US Army Veteran that has honorably served in Iraq and Afghanistan in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (04-05) and Operation Enduring Freedom (08-09) where he was awarded the Army’s Combat Action Badge. Jose has held many leadership positions throughout his career and has extensive experience in operations and logistics management. Currently, Jose is the General Manager for Student Transportation Specialist and manages all the pupil transportation for Lockhart ISD in Lockhart, TX. Jose hopes to use his life’s experience as an immigrant and a first-generation college graduate to help other disadvantage student gain a higher education.

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Mark Merrill

Board Member

Mark has been a building contractor in Southeast Texas for more than 40 years, and has owned and operated a childcare center for 285 children.  His education consists of a BBA in Economics and an MS in Childcare Administration. For more than 30 years Mark has been involved in the design and building of volunteer construction projects such orphanages, churches and community centers in West Africa, Northern Mexico and Brazil.

 
 
 
 
 

Silas Wandera

Board Member

Silas is currently, an Implementation Success Manager at Apex Learning, an online digital curriculum provider based in Seattle, WA. He resides in NJ, USA. Silas holds a Masters of Science in Education and BSc in Computer Science from City University of New York (CUNY). He is also in his final year doctoral studies at Wilmington University in Delaware. Silas has managed and implemented digital online programs for over 200 learning institutions, delivered over 500 professional development sessions and professional developed over 3000 teachers. He has had experience in teaching mathematics, computer technology and mentoring students. Silas was born in Nairobi, Kenya. Silas enjoys traveling, sports, reading and research work. He recently conducted research with his cohort members on the Influence of Social Media on Collaborative Learning in a Cohort Environment which can be viewed at: http://www.informingscience.org/Publications/3452