Our Board Member Profiles

    Allen, Linda

    STW State Director - South Carolina

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    STW State Director - South Carolina
    National Forum Member - SCAMLE
    Board - Past President

    Linda Allen has been involved in public education for over 40 years having taught at the primary, elementary, middle and high school levels.  She served as assistant principal, principal, director of middle and secondary education, director of curriculum, and associate superintendent for curriculum and instruction.  She currently serves as executive director of the South Carolina Association for Middle Level Education and co-director of the SC Schools to Watch Program.  She and her husband, Larry, have one son, one daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren.

        Barnes, Ran

        National Forum Member - NCMLE

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        National Forum Member - NCMLE

        • 2010 i3 Grant NC projector leader
        • 2015 SEED Grant NC projector leader

        Board – National Forum Representative

            Carlson, Carole

            STW State Director – California

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            STW State Director – California
            National Forum Member - CLMS

                Davis, James

                National Forum Member - NCMLE

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                National Forum Member - NCMLE

                • 2015 SEED Grant NC Project Leader

                    Dutemple, Sandra

                    STW State Director – Virginia

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                    STW State Director – Virginia
                    National Forum Member - VMSA

                        Flowers, Nancy

                        At-Large Member | Forum Member – CPRD

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                        Forum Member – CPRD

                        • 2010 i3 Grant
                        • 2013 i3 Grant
                        • 2015 SEED Grant

                        Nancy Flowers is the Assistant Director of Research Programs at the Center for Prevention Research and Development (CPRD) at the University of Illinois. An educational researcher for more than 20 years, Nancy’s research interests are in the areas of middle-grades education and innovation. She strives to contribute to the dissemination of research results to improve practice, support data-based decision making, and inform policy for youth and adolescents. She is active in the research community, currently serving on the U.S. Department of Education’s Middle-Grades Longitudinal Study Technical Review Panel. Nancy has been a member of the Forum since 2008.

                            Floyd-Seward, Missy

                            STW Co-State Director – Texas

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                            STW Co-State Director – Texas
                            Forum Member – TMSA

                                Floyd, Cecil

                                STW State Director – Texas

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                                STW State Director – Texas
                                Forum Member – TMSA

                                    Gardner, Lori

                                    STW State Director – Utah

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                                    STW State Director – Utah
                                    Forum Member – UCMLE

                                        Hamilton, Karen

                                        STW State Director – Kentucky

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                                        STW State Director – Kentucky
                                        Forum Member – KMSA

                                            Hayward, Michelle

                                            STW State Director – Arkansas

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                                            STW State Director – Arkansas

                                                Hilliard-Nelson, Gail

                                                STW State Director – New Jersey

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                                                STW State Director – New Jersey
                                                Forum Member – NJAMLE

                                                    Hopping, Linda

                                                    STW State Director – Georgia

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                                                    STW State Director – Georgia
                                                    Forum Member – GMSA
                                                    Board – STW Oversight Chair

                                                        Horn, Nikita

                                                        Forum Member – AIMS

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                                                        Forum Member – AIMS

                                                        • 2015 SEED IL Grant Team

                                                            Howard, Irvin

                                                            STW Assistant State Director – California

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                                                            STW Assistant State Director – California
                                                            Forum Member – CLMS

                                                                Jamison, Tina

                                                                STW Fidelity Chair | STW State Director – South Carolina

                                                                STW Fidelity Chair
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                                                                STW State Director – South Carolina
                                                                Forum Member – SCAMLE
                                                                Board – STW State Directors Representative

                                                                Tina Jamison currently works at the South Carolina Department of Education in the role of External Review Team Coordinator.  Prior to this position, she served as the Program Manager for State Priority Schools, the state coordinator for High Schools that Work and Making Middle Grades Work improvement frameworks, and a high school English teacher. She is also co-director for South Carolina's Schools to Watch program through the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades.

                                                                    Jenson, Cathy

                                                                    STW State Director – Utah

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                                                                    STW State Director – Utah
                                                                    Forum Member – UMLE

                                                                        Kasak, Deborah

                                                                        Forum Member

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                                                                        Forum Member

                                                                            Kedziora, Martinrex

                                                                            Advocacy Chair | Forum Member – Moreno Valley Unified School District

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                                                                            Forum Member – Moreno Valley Unified School District
                                                                            Board – Advocacy Committee Chair

                                                                            Dr. Martinrex Kedziora is the Chief Academic Officer of Educational Services for the Moreno Valley Unified School District since 2011. Originally, from Memphis, TN, Dr. Kedziora has been a middle school teacher, special education coordinator, K-8 Principal and Professional Development Director during his 30-year career. He serves as President for the California League of Middle Schools which serves teachers and administration K-12 and as an Education Faculty member for National and Brandman Universities.  He serves as a team member of CLS for the California Department of Education and the Middle Schools Alliance.  He is a committee member of the Urban Education Committee for ACSA.  Additionally, he has leadership responsibilities as the Chair of the Advocacy Committee for the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades, Vice President of the Moreno Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and on the advisory board for the Schools First Federal Credit Union. Dr. Kedziora looks forward to accomplishing the following during his career: “To fully support students in realizing the significance of this journey, to embrace the wild ride of ambiguity.”

                                                                                Krajenta, Mary Alice

                                                                                STW State Director – Michigan

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                                                                                STW State Director – Michigan
                                                                                Forum Member – IEE

                                                                                • 2013 i3 Grant

                                                                                    Lambertson, Sherry

                                                                                    Forum Member – IEE

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                                                                                    Forum Member – IEE

                                                                                    • 2013 i3 Grant
                                                                                    • 2015 SEED Grant

                                                                                        Lauer, Diane

                                                                                        STW State Director – Colorado

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                                                                                        STW State Director – Colorado
                                                                                        Forum Member – CAMLE

                                                                                            McDonald, David

                                                                                            STW State Director – South Carolina

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                                                                                            STW State Director – South Carolina
                                                                                            Forum Member – SCAMLE

                                                                                                McElroy, Camille

                                                                                                STW State Director – Georgia

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                                                                                                STW State Director – Georgia
                                                                                                Forum Member – GMSA

                                                                                                    Murphy, Aneta

                                                                                                    Forum Member – CLMS

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                                                                                                    Forum Member – CLMS

                                                                                                    • 2015 SEED Grant

                                                                                                        Murphy, Peter

                                                                                                        Board - Treasurer | Forum Member – CLMS

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                                                                                                        Forum Member – CLMS

                                                                                                        • 2010 i3 Grant
                                                                                                        • 2015 SEED Grant

                                                                                                        Peter Murphy, Treasurer: Peter Murphy is currently the Executive Director Emeritus for the California League of Schools. Before retiring, he served as the Executive Director for CLS, was the Past President of the National Forum, and Project Director for the 2012 i3 Grant FFC. Peter also currently serves as the Treasurer of the National Forum and the California State Director for the 2016 SEED Grant.

                                                                                                            Nofs, Tracy

                                                                                                            Forum Member – IEE

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                                                                                                            Forum Member – IEE

                                                                                                            • 2015 SEED Grant

                                                                                                                Payton, David

                                                                                                                STW State Director – New York

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                                                                                                                STW State Director – New York
                                                                                                                Forum Member – NYMSA

                                                                                                                    Pratt, Blake

                                                                                                                    Forum Member – IEE

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                                                                                                                    Forum Member – IEE

                                                                                                                    • 2015 SEED Grant

                                                                                                                        Relue, Schauna

                                                                                                                        Forum Member – Five-Star Technology Solutions

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                                                                                                                        Forum Member – Five-Star Technology Solutions

                                                                                                                            Salyers, Fran

                                                                                                                            STW State Director – Kentucky

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                                                                                                                            STW State Director – Kentucky
                                                                                                                            Forum Member – KMSA

                                                                                                                                Sherman, Brian

                                                                                                                                STW State Director – New York

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                                                                                                                                STW State Director – New York
                                                                                                                                Forum Member – NYMSA

                                                                                                                                    Sholten, Molly

                                                                                                                                    Forum Member – IEE

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                                                                                                                                    Forum Member – IEE

                                                                                                                                    • 2015 SEED Grant

                                                                                                                                        Skelton, David

                                                                                                                                        STW State Directors – Arkansas

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                                                                                                                                        STW State Directors – Arkansas

                                                                                                                                            Stacy, Dan

                                                                                                                                            STW State Director – Ohio

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                                                                                                                                            STW State Director – Ohio
                                                                                                                                            Forum Member – Ohio Department of Ed.

                                                                                                                                                Steele, Scott

                                                                                                                                                Forum Member – CLMS

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                                                                                                                                                Forum Member – CLMS

                                                                                                                                                    Strahan, Dave

                                                                                                                                                    Forum Member – Area Middle Level Education Special Interest/AMLE Research Advisory

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                                                                                                                                                    Forum Member – Area Middle Level Education Special Interest/AMLE Research Advisory

                                                                                                                                                        Terrell, Betty

                                                                                                                                                        Forum Member – NCMLE

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                                                                                                                                                        Forum Member – NCMLE

                                                                                                                                                        • 2015 SEED Grant Team

                                                                                                                                                            Tomon, Cathy

                                                                                                                                                            STW State Director – North Carolina

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                                                                                                                                                            STW State Director – North Carolina
                                                                                                                                                            Forum Member – NCMLE

                                                                                                                                                                Viano, John

                                                                                                                                                                STW State Director – Illinois

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                                                                                                                                                                STW State Director – Illinois
                                                                                                                                                                Forum Member – AIMS

                                                                                                                                                                • 2013 MLD Grant Manager

                                                                                                                                                                    Villa, Lilia

                                                                                                                                                                    Forum Member – Moreno Valley Unified School District

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                                                                                                                                                                    Forum Member – Moreno Valley Unified School District

                                                                                                                                                                        Vosburgh, Bruce

                                                                                                                                                                        Board - President | STW State Director - Pennsylvania

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                                                                                                                                                                        STW State Director - Pennsylvania
                                                                                                                                                                        Forum Member – PAMLE

                                                                                                                                                                        Bruce Vosburgh is currently the Director of the Don Eichhorn Schools:  Schools to Watch program in Pennsylvania.  He has been involved with the STW program in PA since they wrote their state application in 2005.  He is a retired middle school teacher, coach, team leader, assistant principal and principal of a middle school in Pennsylvania where he spent 36 years, serving the last 20 as the principal.  He is the current President of the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform Board.

                                                                                                                                                                            Waidelich, Will

                                                                                                                                                                            Forum Member – AMLE Executive Director

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                                                                                                                                                                            Forum Member – AMLE Executive Director

                                                                                                                                                                                Wright, Shirley

                                                                                                                                                                                At-Large Member | STW State Director - Indiana

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                                                                                                                                                                                STW State Director - Indiana
                                                                                                                                                                                Forum Member – IMLEA
                                                                                                                                                                                Board – Forum Member Representative

                                                                                                                                                                                Shirley Wright has a B.A. from DePauw University in Greencastle, IN, a M.S. from Butler University in Indianapolis, IN, and a –Life Administrative License. She served as an English Language Arts teacher for 12 years and an Assistant Principal of Creston MS (MSD Warren Township, Indianapolis) for 20 years. Upon her retirement in 1999, Shirley became the Executive Director for the Indiana Middle Level Educators Association (IMLEA). Beginning in 2003, Shirley began her term as the Schools to Watch State Director, and continues to serve in that capacity today. Shirley also currently serves as the AMLE Affiliate Director (beginning in 2008) and has served as a National Forum Board Member since 2012.