Board of Directors

Officers

Chair

Carlos A. Gonzalez, Esq.

Carlos A. Gonzalez, Esq., serves as Chair of The Source for Learning's Board of Directors. He is Managing Partner of The Gonzalez Group, LLC. He serves as an appointed special master to federal courts in several states and is an active mediator. In his private practice, Mr. Gonzalez focuses on commercial litigation and consumer fraud cases.

He is a member of the Academy of Court-Appointed Masters and an adjunct professor of law at Vanderbilt University School of Law. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court and all trial courts of Georgia, The United States District Court for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, and The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

He attended Florida State University where he graduated with a B.S. in Political Science, and the Divinity School at Yale University, where he received an M.A. in Religion. Mr. Gonzalez earned his J.D. Degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law where he was on the law review.

Vice Chair

Toni Cacace-Beshears

Former CEOChildren's Harbor

Toni Cacace-Beshears recently retired as CEO of Children's Harbor (Places and Programs for Children, Inc.) in Chesapeake, VA. Throughout her career, she has worked to improve the quality of early childhood education and early childhood teachers in a variety of settings. She has been a frequent presenter at meetings of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Virginia Association for the Education of Young Children. She currently serves on the Tidewater Community College Advisory Committee for Early Childhood Development and the Virginia Head Start Collaboration Committee. She holds an M.S. in Child Care Administration from NOVA University.

Secretary

Marcia Bexley

Vice President, AdministrationKeewin Real Property Company

Marcia A. Bexley brings more than 25 years of experience in government relations, marketing, press relations, and organizational management to The Source for Learning. She is Vice President of Administration for Keewin Real Property Company, one of Central Florida’s most prominent real estate and land development companies.

Ms. Bexely also serves as the Program Manager for the Lou Frey Institute at the University of Central Florida. The Insitute promotes civic engagement and education throughout the state. Before joining the Institute, Ms. Bexley worked at Frey & Associates, where she assisted Congressman Lou Frey with developing and implementing government relations strategies at the local, state, and federal levels.

Ms. Bexley also worked at Z-Tel Communications as Vice President of Group Sales nationwide and at InterDigital Communications Corporation as Manager of Government Relations. Ms. Bexley consulted for several years as President of Bexcom, providing her communications and government relations expertise to business and industry.

She has been the recipient of numerous awards for excellence and earned a B.A. in Organizational Management at Cabrini College in Radnor, Pennsylvania.

Treasurer

Chuck Burbridge

Executive DirectorChicago Teachers Pension Fund

Chuck Burbridge is Executive Director of the Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund, a defined benefit pension plan serving 63,000 members and managing assets of $10 billion.  He previously served as CFO of the Atlanta Public Schools and the Los Angeles Unified School District, and as Director of the State and Local Government Management service for KPMG, LLP. He is also the Chair of Microsoft’s K-12 Advisory Group. He holds an M.A. in economics from the University of Illinois.

President & CEO

Lynn Rejniak

The Source for Learning, Inc.

Lynn Rejniak is SFL’s President and CEO. Before assuming this role, she served as the company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Her career spans a variety of experiences in media, technology, and communications in the corporate sector and 20 plus years in education leadership roles in IT, instructional technology, and online learning. Prior to joining SFL, she was Executive Director of Academic Systems and Technology at the University of South Florida. She has been active in several associations and presently serves on the National EBS Association (NEBSA) board, which she chaired for more than ten years. She holds a B.A. from the University of South Florida and is certified in nonprofit leadership.

Directors

Ann W. Davis, Ed.D.

Leadership Development & Instructional ConsultantDavis Consulting

Ann Davis is a Leadership Development and Instructional Consultant. She serves as a Senior Leadership Expert for Leadership Services, Inc., in program design, content development, and delivery of executive leadership development. Formerly, she served as a Senior Implementation Methodology Support Executive for Pearson Education, Inc. Dr. Davis is a national leader in next-generation personalized learning and one-to-one 24/7 mobile, ubiquitous computing for PK-12 school districts.

She is a retired Clinical Associate Professor in the Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations Department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Dr. Davis’ background includes: Teacher, Assistant Principal, Principal, High School Turnaround Portfolio Manager, and Associate Superintendent. She has served as a Senior Program Associate for The Center of Excellence for Research, Teaching, and Learning at Wake Forest University. She has vast experience in leadership development, data analysis, strategic planning, classroom walkthrough design & feedback, coaching, and change management. Dr. Davis is nationally recognized as North Carolina’s 2006 High School Principal of the Year by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) and North Carolina Principal and Assistant Principal Association (NCPAPA). She is the author of the 1:1 digital implementation framework adapted by the USDOE Epic-Ed.

Dr. Davis (2012) represented the US in a study tour of technology in education in Perth, Melbourne, and Sydney Australia with the International Society for Technology in Education; served as a US Delegate to Finland (2014) with the National Association of Secondary School Principals to study education excellence; and completed a study tour (2017) of global education and learning spaces in Hong Kong, China.

Robert Finch

PresidentSelect Spectrum, Inc.

Robert Finch is President of Select Spectrum, Inc., an FCC spectrum license consulting firm. He is a wireless spectrum executive known for ability to conceive, analyze and implement strategic business change. Has built substantial value by identifying and working with others to resolve multiple complex technical and business problems. Prior to creating Select Spectrum, Mr. Finch was Vice President, Spectrum Development at Sprint Nextel Corp., and Vice President, Corporate Development for Ciena Corporation, an optical network systems manufacturer. He holds an M.S. in Engineering Economic Systems from Stanford University. 

Steven J. Gorski

Chief AdvisorThe Source for Learning, Inc.

Steven J. Gorski is Chief Advisor for The Source for Learning. Prior to assuming this role, he was the firm’s President and Chief Executive Officer serving from 2005 to 2017.

Previously, Mr. Gorski was the Vice President for Advanced Development Projects and Vice President of Corporate Sales for the Jones Education Networks (JEN). Prior to joining JEN, he developed the Affiliate Relations program at The Source for Learning/NITV.

In the twenty years before he joined The Source for Learning, Mr. Gorski managed microwave television stations for the Catholic Church in Milwaukee and Los Angeles. During this time he supervised the selection, scheduling, and evaluations of instructional television programs for over one million students. In addition, he participated in the design and production of over 250 instructional television programs. Mr. Gorski was an Evans Scholar at both the University of Illinois and Marquette University before completing his studies in Advertising and Communications at Marquette.

Bonita Hamilton, Ed.D.

Author, Scholar and Former Teacher

Dr. Bonita (Boni) Hamilton is a teacher specializing in the use of technologies in education. She has taught English; worked with ESL and disabled students; as an instructional technology leader; and as an assistant principal. Her research has included work on applied statistics and research methods in elementary education. She is the author of two books on integrating technology into instruction in elementary grades. Dr. Hamilton holds an Ed.D. in Educational Studies from the University of Northern Colorado, and she is completing a Ph.D. in Urban Ecologies at the University of Colorado, Denver. 

William H. Harris, Ph.D.

President EmeritusAlabama State University

Dr. William H. Harris joined the Source for Learning Board of Directors in 1999. He was elected Chairman in 2002. He offers SFL extensive management and educational expertise gained during his distinguished 35+-year career serving the higher education community as a history professor, dean and the president and chief executive officer for both public and private institutions.

Dr. Harris assumed the presidency of Paine College in 1982, at the age of 37, becoming one of the youngest college presidents ever appointed at that time. He served as the college's chief executive officer for six years and subsequently led Texas Southern University as its president from 1988 to 1993. In 1994, Dr. Harris came to Alabama State University as its tenth president, and served with distinction until his retirement in 2000. Never one to shirk the call to serve, he briefly left retirement in 2005 to assume the role of interim president at Fort Valley State University and did the same thing in 2008 when he assumed the presidency of Texas College and later that year returned as Interim President of Alabama State University.

Dr. Harris graduated from Paine College with an A.B. in 1966; earned his M.A. degree from Indiana University in 1967; and was awarded a Ph.D. from Indiana University in 1973.

Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr., Ed.D.

Founder and CEORevolutionary ED, LLC

Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. is the founder and chief executive officer of Revolutionary ED, LLC. He is a nationally recognized educational leader, antiracism activist, published author and college professor who unapologetically advocates for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and racial equity in education.

Dr. Hutchings has over twenty years of combined educational experience as a college admissions counselor, teacher, school principal, central office administrator, superintendent, and college professor. He has received numerous awards for his educational work and leadership, including the 2022-23 Region IV Superintendent of the Year Award with the Virginia Association of School Superintendents and the 2018 recipient of the Joseph E. Hill Superintendent of the Year from the National Alliance of Black School Educators. He has contributed his expertise in education on CNN with Jake Tapper, The Kojo Nnamdi Show, NPR, and as an opinion writer for EdWeek. Dr. Hutchings is the co-author of the book, Getting Getting Into Good Trouble at School: A Guide to Building an Antiracist School System.

Dr. Hutchings earned his doctorate in educational policy, planning, and leadership from the College of William & Mary. He currently serves on numerous national boards and is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. Dr. Hutchings is a native of Alexandria, Virginia. He and his wife, Cheryl, are proud parents of two children.

 

Katy E. Marre, Ph.D.

Professor EmeritaUniversity of Dayton

Dr. Katy E. Marre is Professor Emerita and Former Associate Vice President for Graduate Studies & Research at the University of Dayton. She has a wide range of experience in the development, management, and accreditation of graduate-level degree programs, including the development and management of graduate-level degree and fellowship programs. Dr. Marre’s work in accreditation has included membership in accreditation organizations for the American Library Association, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, and the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association’s Institutional Actions Council. She holds a Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo. 

Dr. Robert P. Taylor, Ed.D.

Deputy State SuperintendentNorth Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Dr. Robert Taylor is the North Carolina Deputy State Superintendent responsible for student and school advancement. Before assuming his position as Deputy Superintendent, Dr. Taylor served as the Superintendent for Bladen County Schools (N.C.) for almost ten years and as Assistant Superintendent for Clinton City Schools (N.C.) for eight years. Prior to that, Dr. Taylor held various administrative and instructional roles within the state.

He is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, where he earned his bachelor’s in history and political science. He earned both a master’s in school administration and a doctorate in educational leadership from Fayetteville State University.

Dr. Taylor is involved with multiple boards, both with the state and higher education, including a governor-appointed seat to N.C. Center for the Advancement of Teaching. He sits on the advisory councils at Fayetteville State University and UNC Pembroke. In addition, he is actively involved with the state Board of Education Whole Community School Child Advisory Council.

As deputy state superintendent, Dr. Taylor holds the highest position in K-12 public education without being elected.

David W. Taylor

Framework Consulting

David W. Taylor brings more than 25 years in public education including experience as a district Technology and Media Director and served as the deputy Chief Technology Officer of a state department of education. Previously with IBM and Pearson in the corporate sector, Mr. Taylor has built his career in delivering effective software solutions to the K-12 education community. In his role with Pearson, Mr. Taylor was instrumental in delivering project management, systems integration, professional development, and school improvement services to school districts.

A native of North Carolina, Mr. Taylor holds a B.S. and M.Ed. degrees from East Carolina University, an Ed.S. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) and is currently completing his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at UNCG.