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Governing Board

The REL Mid-Atlantic Governing Board helps identify and prioritize regional needs. Board members represent the interests of the diverse student population in the region, and reflect a variety of expertise and perspectives. In addition to participating in regular meetings, the Governing Board provides strategic guidance on REL Mid-Atlantic’s activities and input on plans to address high priority problems in the region.

Atnre Alleyne Atnre Alleyne
Founder and Executive Director
Delaware Campaign for Achievement Now (Delaware CAN)
Delaware
Christine Alois Christine Alois*
Deputy Secretary of Education
Delaware Department of Education
Delaware
Mary Kay Babyak Mary Kay Babyak
Executive Director
Consortium for Public Education
Pennsylvania
Susan Bunting Susan Bunting
Secretary of Education
Delaware Department of Education
Delaware
Edward Cosentino Edward Cosentino
Principal, Clemens Crossing Elementary School and President-elect, Maryland
Association of Elementary School Principals
Maryland
Maria DeBruin Maria DeBruin
Senior Scientist, Merck & Co, Inc. and Adjunct Professor, Monmouth University
New Jersey
Kevin Dehmer Kevin Dehmer
Interim Commissioner/Chief Financial Officer/Assistant Commissioner-Finance
New Jersey Department of Education
New Jersey
Theodore “Ted” Dwyer Theodore “Ted” Dwyer
Chief of Data, Research, Evaluation and Assessment
Pittsburgh Public Schools
Pennsylvania
Sharif El-Mekki Sharif El-Mekki
CEO
Center for Black Educator Development and Former Principal, Mastery Charter School – Shoemaker Campus
Pennsylvania
Erskine Glover Erskine Glover
CTE State Director, Office of Career Readiness, Division of Academics & Performance
New Jersey Department of Education
New Jersey
Alaina Harper Alaina Harper
Dean, Philadelphia & Camden Relay Graduate School of Education
Pennsylvania and New Jersey
Donna Johnson Donna Johnson
Director of Accountability and Strategic Planning and Performance Officer
Office of the State Superintendent of Education
District of Columbia
Donald Martin Donald Martin
Executive Director, Intermediate Unit 1
Pennsylvania
Diana Pasculli Diana Pasculli*
Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Performance, Division of Academics and Performance
New Jersey Department of Education
New Jersey
Marilyn Pryle Marilyn Pryle
Teacher, Abington Heights High School
Pennsylvania
Pedro Rivera Pedro Rivera
Secretary of Education
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Pennsylvania
Dara Zeehandelaar Shaw Dara Zeehandelaar Shaw*
Executive Director, Research and Accountability
Maryland State Department of Education
Maryland
Colin Taylor Colin Taylor
Deputy Chief of Data and Strategy
District of Columbia Public Schools
District of Columbia
Kady Taylor Kady Taylor
First-grade teacher and instructional strategy leader for literacy
Colonial School District
Delaware
David Volkman David Volkman*
Executive Deputy Secretary to the Secretary of Education
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Pennsylvania
Richard Warren Richard Warren
Teacher, Crisfield High School and Academy
Maryland
Tonya Wolford Tonya Wolford
Chief for District Evaluation, Research and Accountability
School District of Philadelphia
Pennsylvania

*Denotes designee for the state chief of education