Jeffrey A. Elliott is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for VHS. Prior to joining VHS, Jeff was the President/CEO of Advanced Academics, one the leading providers of online education for public school students in the United States. There he led the company’s pioneering strategy to serve at-risk students and the deployment of its comprehensive online learning model. Before then, he served as Vice President of Development for the Wright Group/McGraw-Hill where he oversaw three divisions of this leading educational publishing company. He is a graduate of University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and University of Missouri School of Journalism. Email: Jeff Elliott or call: 978.450.0411.
Carol Ribeiro is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for VHS. Carol joined VHS in 1999 and as a VHS teacher developed and delivered the NetCourse Business Marketing and the Internet. Currently, she is responsible for overall management of operations for VHS, including management of school services, finance and accounting, and human resources. Prior to her work in education, she managed systems for UNUMProvident Companies, Inc. Carol received her Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Bentley University and her MBA from Clark University. She is also a Fellow of the Life Management Institute (FLMI). Email: Carol Ribeiro or call: 978.450.0503.
Mark Bucceri is the Chief Learning Officer (CLO) for VHS. He oversees the Curriculum & Instruction and Technology departments. Mark brings over 20 years of experience in education and e-learning as well as curriculum and instructional design. Most recently, he served as a Principal Education Specialist for Saba Software, in Lexington, MA. His expertise is in the area of instructional design, learning styles, blended learning, student interactivity, and educational technologies. An accomplished speaker, Mark has presented frequently at national and international conferences and events. He holds a Masters in Education from the University of Massachusetts Boston and a B.A. in Computer Science and Math from Boston College. Email: Mark Bucceri or call: 978.450.0430.
Jim Dachos is Director, Educational Partnerships for VHS. He is responsible for developing strategic partnerships with district, consortium and larger educational agencies and for working with existing VHS member schools to provide an integrated solutions approach to their educational objectives. Jim has nearly 20 years experience in public education, educational testing, and Web 2.0 technologies. As Senior Education Manager with Glogster EDU, he led the company’s marketing and sales outcomes, building the customer base to over 7 million accounts world-wide. Previously, Jim was Senior Project Director in Assessment Services with National Evaluation Systems (now Evaluation Systems Group at Pearson). He holds a BA from Bates College and Teaching Certificates in Massachusetts and Maine. Email: Jim Dachos or call: 978.450.0419.
John Englander is Director of Curriculum and Instruction for VHS. He is responsible for overall coordination of all Curriculum and Instruction initiatives for VHS, including development and management of strategic learning initiatives, coordination of professional development, and oversight of student courses. He has over 10 years of experience in online learning having worked as the Associate Director for Online Learning at Facing History and Ourselves, an international educational and professional development non-profit organization in Brookline, MA. Previously, he was a Designer for VIS Corporation and Big Mind Media. Englander received a B.A. in English from Yale University and lives in Acton, MA. Email: John Englander or call: 978.450.0437.
Daniel Barstow is Development Director at VHS and he works with staff to develop ideas and proposals for new funding from federal, foundation and corporate sources.. He has a deep history in developing innovative educational solutions. He founded and directed the Center for Earth and Space Science Education at TERC, was President of the Challenger Center for Space Science Education, and was a senior Project Manager at the Concord Consortium. He is a nationally regarded expert in ESS, climate and energy education. He has been a PI or co-PI on over a dozen NSF and NASA-funded projects in science education, technology and policy reform. He is a co-founder of the Climate Literacy Network, was a member of the National Academy of Science panel on America’s Climate Choices, and PI of Windows on Earth, creating software used by astronauts on the International Space Station. Email: Daniel Barstow of call: 978.450.0426
Amy Michalowski is Director of Academic Affairs at VHS and is responsible for determining the feasibility of new educational program initiatives and acquiring resources for successful completion of such initiatives. Amy also participates in VHS program evaluation and accreditation planning and execution at state and regional levels. A graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Worcester State College, Amy earned a BS in Biotechnology and a Masters in Education. Prior to classroom teaching, Amy worked for a research lab and a pharmaceutical company. Email: Amy Michalowski or call: 978.450.0414.
Storie Walsh is the Director of Instructional Technology for VHS. Storie has over 15 years of experience in web, database and application analysis and development. She is one of VHS's first employees. Storie has overall responsibility for the technology infrastructure at The VHS Collaborative including technology staffing, systems support, the learning management system, and the VHS website. She considers technology options as a means to solve educational challenges and provides consultation on the integration of technology into VHS instruction. She is responsible for evaluating, planning, coordinating, and implementing new technology for use in VHS courses and coordinates the required professional development. Prior to joining VHS, she was a Web Developer/Database Designer for the Concord Consortium and was a Senior Application Analyst for R.R. Donnelley & Sons' integrated media lab division. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Plastics Engineering from the University of Massachusetts with a minor in Music and her Master of Arts in Public Administration at Framingham State College. Email: Storie Walsh or call: 978.450.0504.
Christopher Blake is the Technology Services and Support Manager for VHS. Chris is responsible for helping the technology team meet support expectations and project goals for both internal and external customers. Chris also collaborates with all of VHS’s functional groups to ensure technology and support needs are met in a timely and consistent manner. Before joining the VHS team Chris spent 15 years in various technology support and leadership roles. Chris attended Nichols College. Email: Christopher Blake or call: 978.450.0445.