North American A4L Community elects 2016 leadership

The Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community is proud to announce the North American Management Board of Directors for 2016.
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WASHINGTON - Feb. 18, 2016 - PRLog -- The Board brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in education, data management, technology and business acumen. As members of the Board, each individual will be assisting in providing strategic direction, management and oversight for the affairs of the Association for North America.

The 2016 North American Management Board includes:
•  Sterling Beane, West Virginia Department of Education
•  Jim Campbell, AEM Corp
•  Rob Curtin, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
•  Michelle Elia, CPSI, Ltd.
•  Andrew Elmhorst, Kimono LLC
•  Laura Hansen, Metro Nashville Public Schools
•  Jennifer Schmidt, META Solutions
•  Steve Smith, Cambridge Public Schools
•  Peter Tamayo, Washington State's Office of Superintendent and Public Instruction (OSPI)
•  Brian Townsend, Vermont Agency of Education
•  Jason Wrage, Ovrtr

In addition, the Community is delighted to welcome Ross Santy, NCES as the US Department of Education Liaison onto the Management Board for this term.

“We are delighted to have such a highly regarded and experienced group of educational leaders elected onto the North American Management Board of Directors for 2016.” stated Larry Fruth II, Ph.D., CEO/Executive Director, A4L Community.  “With continued emphasis on data interoperability, privacy and now usage, these education leaders are ideally placed to drive the needs identification and solutions development through community developed data standards and effective practice sharing.  Together, they have a breadth of expertise reaching all areas of the educational space, from school districts to states to software providers, which will ensure that the unique North American Community is focused on learning information management, access and usage to support learning through non-proprietary solutions”.

Also held were elections for the North American Technical Board of Directors, who provide the technical oversight for the SIF (North America) Specifications. The elected 2016 North American Technical Board At-Large seats were:
•  Duane Brown, AEM Corp
•  Tom Ngo, Kimono LLC
•  Roger Petersen, Iowa Department of Education
•  TQ White II, cmERDC

About the Access 4 Learning Community
There is no other global community made up of educational policymakers, marketplace product and service providers and the customers they serve, collaborating daily to address real word learning information and resource issues.

The Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community, previously the SIF Association, is a unique, non-profit collaboration composed of schools, districts, local authorities, states, US and International Ministries of Education, software vendors and consultants who collectively address all aspects of learning information management and access to support learning.  The Access 4 Learning Community has united these education technology end users and providers in an unprecedented effort to give teachers more time to do what they do best: teach. For further information, visit (

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