Virtual High School Grows Curriculum Department

Appoints New Chief Learning Officer and Director of Curriculum & Instruction
Dec. 12, 2011 - PRLog -- Maynard, MA– Virtual High School Global Consortium (, the pioneer of K-12 online learning and course design for teachers, today announced the expansion of their Curriculum & Instruction department with two key hires. Mark Bucceri has been appointed to the organization’s newly created position of Chief Learning Officer and John Englander is the new Director of Curriculum & Instruction.

Bucceri is responsible for overseeing Virtual High School’s (VHS) Curriculum & Instruction and Technology departments. A resident of Littleton, he 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 and as an Instructional Designer for Sybase, a division of SAP. His background includes being a Contributing Editor for The New Virtual Classroom: Evidence-Based Guidelines for Synchronous Learning (Pfeiffer, 2007). Bucceri has a Master's of Education in Instructional Design from the University of Massachusetts Boston and a B.A. in Computer Science and Math from Boston College.

Englander will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of VHS’ Curriculum & Instruction department. 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.  

“As a leader in online education, VHS is setting the standard for online course design for students and teachers” said Liz Pape, President & CEO. “These two key additions to our Curriculum & Instruction team have the vision, experience, and leadership skills to help us define and implement the future of quality online and blended learning for the 21st century.  We are excited to have them on the VHS team.”

About Virtual High School (VHS)
Virtual High School is the pioneer of online course design and instruction for teachers and online education for high school students. Virtual High School partners with schools to provide rigorous, student-centered online courses that help expand rather than replace existing curriculum options. The VHS collaborative includes 770 member schools and 15,000 enrolled students from 35 U.S. states and 45 countries.  The recipient of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) 2005, 2007 and 2008 awards for Excellence in Programming and Excellence in Best Practices and the Stockholm Challenge 2001 Award for exemplary use of technology in education, VHS was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Maynard, Massachusetts. For more information, visit or call (978) 897-1900.

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The pioneer of K-12 online learning and course design for teachers, Virtual High School (VHS) is a non-profit collaborative of high schools, middle schools, teachers and students.
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