Board of Directors
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
Dr. Hui Fang Huang “Angie” Su is a Professor of Mathematics Education for 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.
Board Member: Dr. Victoria Brown
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.
Treasurer: Dr. Judith Stein
Dr. Judith S. Stein is the former Executive Director of the Division of Magnet/Innovative Programs for The Miami-Dade County Public Schools. From 1989-1995, she was the author of two successful MSAP grants, 1991-1993 and 1995-1998, which provided over $18 million in grant funds for the fourth largest in the nation.Dr. Stein was also the Director of Career Education, and a national leader in the career education movement. She served as President for the American Association for Career Education, a policy board member of the American Vocational Association, Guidance Division, and the Executive Chairperson of the International Collaborative Conference on Careers, held in Miami in March 1986.Dr. Stein served as the President of the state organization for Magnet Schools/Program, 1991-1992, Consortium of Magnets/Public Choice Schools (COM/PCS), where she was founding President of that organization.Dr. Stein served as first President of MSA from May 1993 to May 1994, representing all parts of the United States and over 3,000 magnet programs and schools. Dr. Stein was educated at Smith College at Northampton, Massachusetts where she received a Bachelors of Arts Degree. She received her Master’s Degree from Trenton State Teachers College in English Education, and her Doctorate in Legal Education from the University of Miami in 1972.Dr. Stein has been a school level administrator, having worked at American Senior High School during 1978-1980 as an Assistant Principal for Guidance and Curriculum. Dr. Stein served as the Operation Executive of the National Career Academy Coalition (NCAC) for the grass roots organization of career academies nationally from 2003 – 2007. She now serves on the NCAC board of directors. She is on the National Advisory Board for the Boy Scouts of America / Exploring, and served as President of the Florida Career Development Association, a division of the Florida Association for Counseling and Development.Dr. Stein has received numerous awards including the following: National Career Academy Coalition’s 2005 Sisyphus Award, Miami-Dade County Public School’s Office of Parental Involvement Outstanding Commitment & Generous Service 2004-2005, 2004 School Choice Symposium Journey to Diversity Recognition, 2003 Magnet Schools of America Distinguished Service Award serving as Executive Director from 2000 – 2003 and as first President, 2003 Excellence in Education Award from The Charter School of Excellence, Miami-Dade County Public School’s School Choice & Parental Options Service Award 2002-2003, 2000 MicroSociety Honorary Award, Outstanding Career Guidance Professional of 1989 from the Guidance Division of the American Vocational Association; Buddy McKay Guidance Award from Occupational Specialist and Guidance Association, September 1988, State of Florida; State Award for National and State Leadership in Career Education from the Florida Department of Education; and National Vocational Guidance Association Merit Award in 1984.
Principal, Pasco County Schools
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.
Board Member: Crystal Howard
Passionate about learning, Crystal Howard taught English, drama, and television production in the traditional classroom for fifteen years. She made the move to online learning in 2004. Crystal joined Florida Virtual School as an instructor and quickly began visiting Central Florida schools offering FLVS courses in learning labs. She observed students thriving in blended classrooms and helped school personnel implement academic integrity best practices. In 2006, she transitioned to professional development as the first literacy coach at Florida Virtual School. Reading can be a challenging subject at any grade level and the online environment can sometimes present an even greater challenge. Crystal coached online instructors in successful reading interventions in the virtual classroom. Crystal became a district relations manager in 2009. She served as liaison for public, private, and charter schools in eight Central Florida districts, as well as home school and community programs. As senior manager of Florida relations in 2012, she led a team of ten district relations managers to increase virtual school enrollments and district partnerships. She currently serves as the education consultant for the FLVS Spectrum learning marketplace. Intrigued by blended learning models, Crystal is most energized when customizing online solutions for schools and districts to increase student achievement. Along with frequent travel, her job requires presenting at the state and national level. She is most proud of the international audience at the 22nd World Congress on Reading in Costa Rica. Crystal earned her Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education/English Language Arts from the University of Central Florida, and a Masters in Business Administration with a focus in Global Management from the University of Phoenix. Crystal’s greatest source of pride and joy is her family including husband Steve, and three children Trevor, Taylor and Trent. Crystal is a native Floridian and is proud to raise her children in Seminole County schools where she was a student and teacher.
Board Member/Membership Chair: Dr. Brian Marchman
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.
Instructional Designer at the Center for Distributed Learning (CDL)
Nancy Swenson has a 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).
Program Professor, Nova Southeastern University
Dr. Ronald J. Cugno received his Bachelor’s in Psychology, a Master’s degree in School Administration from Bridgewater State College, and a Doctoral degree in Education with a concentration in Educational Leadership. Currently, Dr. Cugno is a program professor at Nova Southeastern University’s Fischler School of Education teaching educational courses at the master’s and doctoral level. Additionally, he is the Director of the Administrative Internship for the Graduate Teachers Educational Program (GTEP).
Previously, Dr. Cugno was a teacher, assistant principal, and principal at the secondary education level in several school districts before joining the faculty at Nova Southeastern University. Prior to his teaching career, he served in the US Army as a helicopter pilot and commander. During his military tenure, Dr. Cugno distinguished himself in several combat zones, earning numerous combat awards and decorations for service and Valor.
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
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 videoconferencing implementation and facilitation, gradebook 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 gradebook 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 trainings, 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.