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.
Past President: Dr. Joel Levine
Dr. Joel Levine taught at the middle school and high school levels from 1972 -1985. While teaching at the secondary level he completed his doctoral degree at FIU in Curriculum and Instruction, with a minor in Instructional Technology. Dr. Levine has been an Associate Professor and Director at Barry University for 26 years.
During that time he has been Director of a recognized Educational Technology Department (offering MS, Ed.S., and Ph.D. degrees), and Director of distance education activities in the School of Education. Much of his time is spent coordinating and/or providing appropriate technology training to k-12 educators, and supporting/mentoring faculty members at Barry University. Dr. Levine teaches a variety of technology and distance education courses at the Masters and Doctoral levels. He is currently working with ten doctoral students completing their dissertations involving many areas of educational technology and distance education. While at Barry, he has published and presented at several national conferences, and has been very active in federal, state and district technology initiatives, grants, and advisory committees. Dr. Levine has also been involved in providing consulting and evaluating k-12 educational technology programs and training in south Florida school districts. Lastly, he has been involved in many professional and community organizations, as a member, board member, and chair. Some of the professional and community organizations are: Member of the Pembroke Pines Educational Advisory Committee to the mayor’s office, Chair of the District Technology Advisory Committee for Broward County Schools, member of FDLC (Florida Distance Learning Consortium), and board member and past president of both FACE (Florida Association for Computers in Education) Region 6, and FDLA (Florida Distance Learning Association).
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.
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: Cystal 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.
Board Member: Dr. William (Bill) Phillips
Lead Instructional Designer at the Center for Distributed Learning (CDL)
Bill earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from the University of South Florida and spent almost 26 years working in the field of Journalism.
Bill acquired his Masters in Education from the University of Central Florida in 1999 with a major in Instructional Systems. His master’s degree led him into the field of instructional design and his current position at UCF in the Center for Distributed Learning.
In 2008, he received an EdD in Curriculum and Instruction from UCF. His doctoral dissertation was titled “A Study of Instructor Persona in the Online Environment.” His research interests include online copyright and fair use, instructional best practices and emerging technologies.
As a Lead Instructional Designer at the Center for Distributed Learning (CDL), Bill supervises a talented team of Instructional Designers and facilitates UCF faculty as they transition into online teaching and learning. He enjoys research and learning of new techniques and instructional strategies. As a member of the Instructional Design Team, Bill spends much of his time developing and delivering IDL6543, UCF’s award-winning faculty development course.
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