CELT

Board of Directors

CELT's Board of Directors guides the overall philosophy and direction of the organization. With a diverse background in education, business, and technology, the members reflect CELT's global reach and perspective. Board Members share the common goal of taking action to increase student achievement and academic success through leadership, learning, and technology and bring broad vision and experience to this important mission.
 
Olin Broadway
Mr. Broadway is currently the Executive in Residence, Information Technology Department at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Mr. Broadway sits on a number of state government information technology oversight committees. He also serves as Director of the eBusiness Technology Institute, a technology partnership of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Wachovia Bank, and Bank of America. Mr. Broadway’s educational background includes a BS in Mathematics from Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, North Carolina.
 
Abe Fischler
Dr. Fischler is President Emeritus and University Professor at Nova Southeastern University. He served as President of Nova University from 1970 to 1992. Dr. Fischler was Professor of Education at the University of California, Berkeley and Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Education of Harvard University. He earned his Ed.D. Degree at Columbia University. He served on the Broward County School Board from 1994 to 1998. Dr. Fischler has been a consultant to the Ford Foundation, various state departments of education, and school districts. He has authored many articles and publications on science education and advanced teaching methods. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of numerous educational and scientific organizations.

John Phillipo
Dr. John Phillipo is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Center for Educational Leadership and Technology (CELT). CELT assists schools and universities in linking 21st century educational reforms with the effective use of information technology. Dr. Phillipo is nationally and internationally recognized as a resource consultant for learning organizations, businesses, and state/federal departments of education on issues related to architecting and implementing a "digital” infrastructure in support of contemporary teaching, learning, and management. He has taught graduate courses, authored journal articles, and made numerous presentations on interactive and virtual learning technologies and their impact on student achievement and educational leadership. Dr. Phillipo is a former science/math teacher and school administrator. He has served as director of a national technology "lighthouse” program for at-risk youth, as well as a developer/demonstrator for three nationally validated (USDOE/OERI) education technology programs. Two of these programs received a Presidential award for their outstanding public/private sector partnerships. He has coordinated several national research projects focused on using web-based decision support systems to improve the development of curriculum and management of learning. He coauthored the article: Learning Management System: The Missing Link and Great Enabler. Dr. Phillipo completed his doctoral degree studies at the Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education in the area of administration, planning, and social policy.
 
Rick Rozzelle
Mr. Rozzelle is President and Chief Information Officer for CELT. Previously, he was the owner/president of Tech-Knowledge Consulting, where he engaged in management and technology consulting for public school districts and state agencies across the nation. As a management consultant, he served for over three years as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, an urban system with over 110,000 students. Rick has served, under contract through CELT, as the interim CIO for two state education agencies: the Tennessee Department of Education and the Hawaii Department of Education. Rick has also assisted over twenty five (25) state and local education authorities with their Balanced Scorecard and project management processes. Mr. Rozzelle assisted the University of Virginia’s Partnership for Leaders in Education, a program offered by the university’s Darden School of Business and Curry School of Education to provide executive leadership training to state and district administrators. In 2001, Rick co-founded the North Carolina Data Warehouse Consortium, a non-profit organization established to develop and distribute to member school districts a data warehouse model for student information. Rick was also the co-founder of ITechrity FIRST Company, a limited liability corporation that specialized in providing management consulting services to enhance the value of small technology companies with whom they entered into joint ownership agreements.
 
Isa Zimmerman
Isa Kaftal Zimmerman is the principal of IKZ Advisors, LLC where she works as a resource for people in Massachusetts and throughout the world, who are interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education. She has been a Superintendent of Schools, a high school principal and assistant principal, a junior high school teacher, and Division Director of the Technology in Education Program and Associate Professor at Lesley University. She was senior fellow at the UMass Donahue Institute and the UMass President’s Office. She served on Governor Patrick’s Readiness Project and the Secretary’s and the Commissioner of Education’s 21st Century Skills Task Force. She is currently on the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, having been appointed to the Operations Board which is charged with advancing the implementation of the state’s STEM plan.