Rachel E. Porter, PhD - Chair
Triangle Literacy Council,
Consultant - ExplorNet/The Centers for Quality Teaching and Learning
Former classroom teacher
Dykki Settle - Vice Chair
Dep. Director - Digital Health Solutions - PATH, Seattle, WA
Linda Suggs - Interim Treasurer
Former Associate Executive Director,
NC Association of School Administrators;
Former Section Chief - NC Dept Public Instruction;
Former Legislative Director, North Carolina Board of Education;
Board Member - NC Retired Government Employees Association;
NC Center for the Advancement of Teaching - Board of Trustees, former Chair;
CEO, Vital Few
Retired - BellSouth External Affairs Director
Hon. Shane Broadway
Vice President-University Relations, Arkansas State University System;
Former Director, Arkansas Department of Higher Education;
Former Arkansas State Senator;
Former Speaker - Arkansas House of Representatives;
Former member Arkansas House of Representatives
Program Coordinator, Curriculum and Career Development
Arkansas Dept. of Career Education
CEO, ExplorNet/The Centers for Quality Teaching & Learning™
Former Business Education Teacher
Professional Development - AR Dept Career Education
M.S. Instructional Technology
Emphasis-Media Design and
Angela McCallie, MS - CEO
Angela McCallie is a 27 year veteran Career and Technical Educator having worked in Arkansas her entire career. A business and Technology Instructor, she worked with students at Carlisle, Lonoke, McClellan and Clarendon High Schools. During that time, she served as a professional development trainer for the Wilbur Mills Education Cooperative. Angela has held leadership positions in state and national professional associations. She holds her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education and Master of Science in Instructional Technology. After 27 years in the classroom, Angela brought her considerable CTE talents to ExplorNet/The Centers for Quality Teaching and Learning where she will lead CTE program development and impementation.
Sandon B. Williams, MA - Instructional Specialist
Sandon Williams has over 12 years experience in Career and Technical Education ranging from classroom teacher to program coordinator. He taught business education courses at Kirksey Middle School in Rogers, Arkansas before serving as Program Advisor for the Business and Marketing Technology division at the Arkansas Department of Career Education. He then went on to serve as the Program Coordinator overseeing all of the business education programs across the state. Sandon has served as the Arkansas Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda state adviser for all divisions including middle-level, high school, and post-secondary. He also served on the National Board of Directors for FBLA-PBL. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education and a Master of Arts in Teaching degree both from the University of Arkansas. Sandon also volunteers his time serving as the Executive Director for the Miss Natural State Scholarship Organization which is an official preliminary scholarship pageant to Miss Arkansas and Miss America.
Dave Boliek - Founder, Retired
Dave Boliek, a native of Hickory, North Carolina, spent over 35 years as a broadcast journalist reporting on education, politics and the NC General Assembly. In 1996, Boliek co-founded North Carolina’s NetDay – harnessing the efforts of more than 25,000 volunteers to wire more than 25,500 classrooms for network connection -- which saved the state of North Carolina millions of dollars. The following year, Boliek co-founded ExplorNet, 501(c)3 nonprofit. Today, the organization focuses on Career and Technical Education - with programs designed to help students excel in technology-based industries. At the same time ExplorNet's QTL (Quality Teaching and Learning) program provides research-based professional development and support services for teachers - designed to help them reach every student every day.
Boliek and ExplorNet were named Laureates of The Smithsonian Institution for technology innovation and has been cited as a best-practice by the U.S. 21st Century Workforce Commission. Boliek is former co-chair of the Board of Directors of the national NetDay organization. NetDay has been recognized as one of the 5 events that changed history by shaping the landscape of education technology by Technology and Learning magazine. Boliek and ExplorNet were recognized in the New York Times for a project with Mississippi Governor, Ronnie Musgrove, in which students built 5,000 computers in six months making Mississippi the first state in the union with an Internet capable computer for every classroom.
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