Carol Ribeiro is the President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Virtual High School (VHS, Inc.). She has over 20 years of experience in online education management and systems development. Prior to becoming President in 2015 she served as the Chief Operating Officer and was responsible for overall management of operations at VHS, including school services, finance and accounting, technology services and support, and human resources. She has designed and delivered online courses and has been with The Virtual High School since its inception. Prior to her work in online education, she managed systems development for UNUM. Carol holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Bentley University and an MBA from Clark University. She is also a Fellow of the Life Management Institute (FLMI) and a licensed MA educator. Email: Carol Ribeiro or call: 978.450.0503.
Amy Michalowski is Dean at The Virtual High School (VHS). As Dean, Amy is responsible for ensuring the quality of academic programs at VHS, which includes oversight of curriculum and instruction, development and management of strategic learning initiatives, securing accreditation with state and national agencies, administration of VHS professional development offerings, and strategic planning for the curriculum team. Amy has been involved with VHS and online learning for nearly 15 years. Her experience as a student, teacher, and administrator of digital programs brings valuable perspective to the organization. She has shared her vision for online learning at a variety of regional and national conferences and currently serves as a member of the Digital Learning Advisory Council for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Prior to joining the VHS staff, Amy was a classroom teacher in Westborough, MA. She is a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Worcester State College, and is completing a graduate degree in Educational Leadership to compliment her Master’s degree in Secondary Education. Email: Amy Michalowski or call: 978.450.0414.
John Englanderis Associate Dean – Humanities for VHS. He is responsible for curriculum and instruction initiatives in the Humanities department and for ensuring teachers entering the VHS program are prepared for the experience of teaching in a collaborative online classroom. 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.
Kim Spangenberg is Associate Dean – STEM. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) curriculum and initiatives. Her interactions with teachers, students, site coordinators, and parents ensure high quality science education through VHS courses. Kim also works with VHS staff to develop and facilitate professional development training opportunities and is the AP® Coordinator for VHS. Prior to VHS, Kim worked in academic research and taught in both public and private schools. Most recently, she worked at Westborough High School where she taught biology, chemistry, and methods in research, as well as the VHS course Genes and Disease. In addition, Kim was actively involved in curriculum writing and delivery. Kim has a BS in Biology from Stonehill College and a MS from UMASS Medical School. Email: Kim Spangenberg or call: 978.450.0424.
Storie Walsh is the VP of Technology for VHS. Storie has over 20 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 Virtual High School 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.
Jim McDonough is Director of Sales and Marketing for VHS. Jim has 20 years of experience working with school districts across the country to provide the best solutions to their ongoing needs. A former classroom teacher, Jim has also driven sales and marketing initiatives for Lexia Learning, Cengage/National Geographic Learning, Pearson/Prentice Hall, and Houghton Mifflin. He holds a BS from Suffolk University and a M.Ed from the University of Massachusetts. Email: Jim McDonough or call: 978.450.0461.
Suzanne Harlow is the Director of School Partnerships at The Virtual High School (VHS). She has more than 20 years of experience in project management, marketing communications, product development, sales, and customer relations. As VHS School Development Manager, Suzanne is responsible for customer satisfaction with VHS programs and services. She works directly with school administrators and the VHS sales and marketing teams to help manage school participation. Suzanne directly manages all key consortium accounts, conducting site visits and overseeing user group meetings as needed. She provides day-to-day support and mentoring for all VHS sales representatives and account managers. In addition, Suzanne works closely with The Virtual High School marketing team on public relations and marketing features. Suzanne has a BS in English Education and she began her career as an English teacher at the high school and middle school level communications. Email: Suzanne Harlow or call: 978.450.0509.
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 experiencein 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.
Daniel Barstow is Development Director at VHS, working with staff and partners to develop innovative ideas and proposals. He also directs VHS’ Space Station Academy, taking students on simulated missions to the International Space Station. He has a deep history in education, with a special focus on experiential and immersive learning. 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 Earth and space science, climate and energy education. He has been a PI or co-PI on over a dozen NSF and NASA-funded projects. 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, software used by astronauts on the International Space Station to help them photograph Earth for science and education. Email: Daniel Barstow of call: 978.450.0426
Lisa Micley is the Program Director for the Online Judaic Studies Consortium at VHS. She is responsible for recruiting day schools and teachers for membership in the OJSC. She is involved in the design, development and delivery of the unique online Judaic Studies courses offered to students within the consortium. Lisa has been active in Jewish education for four decades. As North American School Liaison for TaL AM, she worked with teachers and principals in schools across the country helping them to use TaL AM in their settings. She was on the faculty of the Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston and mentored teachers at the Prozdor of Hebrew College. She earned undergraduate degrees from Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary before coming to Boston to pursue graduate study at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Lisa was a Jim Joseph Foundation Fellow in the Leading Educators Online program of the Lookstein Center at Bar Ilan University. Email: Lisa Micley or call: 978.450.0435.
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.
Jane Gallagher is the Operations Manager at VHS. Her primary responsibilities include supporting the needs of VHS schools and site coordinators. She also has primary support for managing the VHS customer relationship system. Jane recently earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Salem State University. Prior to joining VHS, Jane worked in the banking industry. Jane also spent a great deal of time conducting various fundraising activities for schools. Email: Jane Gallagher or call: 978.450.0445.
Angela Castellucci is the Marketing Manager for VHS. She is responsible for helping VHS continue to grow and build a consistent brand. Prior to VHS, Angela worked in advertising on Bank of America’s local market efforts. More recently she was a project manager at Catholic Charities in the Refugee and Immigration Services program. She has a BS degree in Business with a concentration in Marketing from the University of Massachusetts. Email: Angela Castellucci or call: 978-450-0449.