The FDLA is lead by a strong group of educational and industrial professionals who are dedicated to helping the organization to grow.

President: Dr. Hui Fang Huang “Angie” Su

Program Professor of Mathematics Education
Nova Southeastern University Abraham S. Fischler School of Education, Graduate Teacher Education Program

Email: shuifang@nova.edu

Dr. Hui Fang Huang “Angie” Su is a Professor of Mathematics Education at Nova Southeastern University’s Abraham S. Fischler School of Education. She is the creator of Project MIND – Math Is Not Difficult®, a K -12 mathematics enhancement project currently being implemented in hundreds of classrooms throughout the United States.

Dr. Su is a member of the new Florida mathematics standards framers and writers team. In addition to being the President of FDLA, she is also the President of Florida Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (FAMTE). Angie is also the Program Administrator and Project Director of the Emil Buehler Research Center for Engineering, Science, and Mathematics at NSU. Dr. Su has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching from the National Science Foundation, the William T. Dwyer Award for Excellence in Teaching, Palm Beach County Elementary Mathematics Teacher of the Year, Wal Mart Teacher of the Year, State of Florida’s Little RedSchool House Award for principals (for Project MIND), and the Women of Distinction Award from the Soroptimist International. In 2002, Su was named one of the fifty Most Successful Business Women in South Florida by the Fast Track Magazine. She received the 2003 March of Dimes Women of Distinction Award in Broward County. In addition, Su was named 2003 Professor of the Year by Fischler Graduate School of Education and was one of the five finalists as the University Professor of the Year. She was also the recipient of several president’s research awards. In 2005, Su has received the Governor’s Points of Light Award for her innovative work with the homeless women. This award led to the appointment by Governor Bush to serve on his council for the homelessness. In 2007, Su received Sun-Sentinel Publisher’s Community Service Shining Star Award. Su is the recipient of the 2009 Mathematics Teacher Educator of the Year from FAMTE. She is the recipient of 2011 International Conference on Technology and Collegiate Mathematics Award (ICTCM) for her innovative use of technology in mathematics. Su has appeared on numerous television programs, including NBC’s national Nightly News, and regional and local news segments, as well as more than fifty newspaper articles and magazines (including the RedBook Magazine) for her expertise in mathematics education, curriculum development, early childhood education, gifted education, and child-rearing. Author of numerous teacher resource books and college textbook in mathematics education, Su shares her expertise with educators, community leaders, parents, and lawmakers through workshops, seminars, conferences, journal publications, and classroom demonstrations. Su is a known national consultant in mathematics education.

Board Member: Dr. Victoria Brown

Interim Assistant Provost of eLearning
Florida Atlantic University

Email: vbrown22@fau.edu

 

 

Dr. Victoria Brown is currently the Interim Assistant Provost of eLearning for Florida Atlantic University. Before taking the interim position, she taught instructional technology for educators and business trainers for ten years in the Department of Teaching and Learning at FAU.  She has previously managed instructional design teams and possesses more than a decade of experience teaching through online delivery systems. Prior to FAU, Dr. Brown held the position of Assistant Professor at Barry University. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Central Missouri State University and her doctorate from the University of West Florida.


glenn.5x7Board Member: JoAnne Glenn

Principal, Pasco County Schools

Phone: 813.346.1900

Email: jglenn@pasco.k12.fl.us

 

Mrs. Glenn has served as the administrator for Pasco eSchool since its launch in 2009. Though she began her career as a high school administrator for the District School Board of Pasco County in 2006, she has been a mathematics teacher for 18 years. When she had the opportunity to begin teaching online in 1999, she didn’t hesitate. It’s a passion and hobby she continues today! Mrs. Glenn is proud to lead the staff and faculty who are bringing the future of education to students today. She lives in Tampa, FL with her husband, two children, and two crazy chihuahuas. She’s a rabid fan of the University of Florida Gators and spends her free time reading.

 


brian_marchmanBoard Member/Membership Chair: Dr. Brian Marchman

Assistant Provost and Director of Distance & Continuing Education (DCE) at the University of Florida

Email: marchman@ufl.edu

Brian K. Marchman, Ph.D. is the Director of Distance & Continuing Education (DCE) at the University of Florida. As the director of DCE, a unit in the Associate Provost’s Office for Teaching & Technology, Dr. Marchman is responsible for online course production, Distance Learning program and student support, Flexible Learning, the TREEO Center, as well as non-credit Professional Development, Executive Education, and Conferences.  Dr. Marchman is a proud four-time graduate of the University of Florida. He earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science, M.Ed. in Social Science Education, Ed.S. and Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, each from UF. In addition, Dr. Marchman completed post-doctoral work in a certificate program at Harvard University’s Graduate School.

Dr. Marchman’s career as an educational leader has included distinguished service as a teacher, principal, district administrator, and adjunct professor, including teaching and leading online. As a leader at the Florida Virtual School, Dr. Marchman founded the first-of-its-kind-anywhere, award-winning virtual teaching internship program in collaboration with Florida universities. Additionally, Dr. Marchman is a certified Corporate Coach and founded and led the Florida Virtual School Developing Leader Program. A Graduate Faculty Scholar at the University of Central Florida, he has also taught at the University of Florida and University of South Florida. During a two-decade career as a student advocate and servant-leader, including teaching and administrative roles at the University of Florida’s P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School, Dr. Marchman has been named Teacher of the Year and Principal of the Year. Dr. Marchman serves on the Board of Directors of Florida ASCD the Florida Sterling Council and is a member of the United States Distance Learning Association. The author of several professional publications, Dr. Marchman has also presented at numerous state, national, and international conferences.


Swenson_NBoard Member: Nancy Swenson

Instructional Designer at the Center for Distributed Learning (CDL)

University of Central Florida

Email: Nancy.Swenson@ucf.edu

 

 

Nancy Swenson has an MA degree in Educational Technology from the University of Central Florida. She has a B.S from Florida International University in Business Education. Nancy has worked at the Center for Distributed Learning at UCF as an Instructional Designer since 2000. Prior to working at UCF, she taught business education classes in the public school system for 13 years. She has also worked as an adjunct with Florida Virtual School, Valencia Community College, and the University of Central Florida. Her online teaching and learning research interests include adult learning theory, accessibility of online education, and universal design for learning.  She holds a Florida Business Education teaching certificate.

Nancy has presented on similar topics at a variety of conferences including: EDUCAUSE, EDUCAUSE Southeast, SLOAN-Consortium International Conference on Online Learning, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) Webinar, and Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) Annual Conference, and Accessing Higher Ground, Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference (CSUN).


 

katie_santanaBoard Member:  Katie Santana

Katie Santana is a Director of Instruction with FLVS, overseeing the Full-Time schools.  Providing an alternative to the traditional classroom, that leads to the success of students, is what lead Katie to FLVS and serving in her current role.

Katie began her career in 2002, first as a teacher in Broward County, teaching both middle and high school math.  In 2007, Katie joined FLVS as an Algebra 1 teacher.  In 2010, Katie moved out of the classroom and into leadership roles that have helped pave the way for her current role as Director of Instruction.  In positions at FLVS as an Instructional Leader, Assistant Principal, and Principal Katie’s passion for student success, maintaining excellence, and proving that online educational opportunities are just as good, if not better than the traditional classroom setting, are all factors that have led her to now serve as an FDLA board member.

Katie earned her Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Florida State University and her Masters of Education in Educational Leadership from Florida Atlantic University.  Katie is a proud Floridian, born and raised in Broward County.  Katie enjoys spending time with her husband Noel, son Owen, and daughter Taryn.  In her spare time, you will find Katie and her family at the beach, fishing, and enjoying all the fun Florida has to offer.


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FDLA Web Support:  Barbara Cavanah

Technology Specialist, Monroe County School District

Email:Barbara.Cavanah@KeysSchools.com

 

Barbara Hart Cavanah began her career as a computer programmer with what is now the South Florida Water Management District.  A move to the Florida Keys brought this mathematics major (Florida Southern College) to the high school classroom, where she began her teaching career.  After staying home for several years to raise two sons, she returned to Marathon High School as the technology resource teacher along with teaching mostly upper-level mathematics courses, including Advanced Placement Calculus.  After earning her Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology and Distance Education from Nova Southeastern University, Mrs. Cavanah took a position at the Monroe County School District office, managing the district’s cable television channel.  The position expanded over the next several years to include video conferencing implementation and facilitation, grade book management, and teacher technology training.  Currently the Technology Specialist in the Monroe County School District (Key West, FL ) Curriculum Department, her responsibilities continue to include grade book management as well as district webmaster and coordinator of the district’s virtual instruction program. Barbara has previously served as a board member of FDLA and of the Florida Council of Teachers of Mathematics (webmaster) and is on the board of directors of the Florida Council of Instructional Technology Leaders (treasurer).  She is a Florida Master Digital Educator, has presented at district- and state-wide conferences and training, and coordinates the annual MCSD Technology Expo. Barbara was selected as the Monroe County School District Outstanding Instructional Employee of the Year for 2014-15.