Steven J. Gorski is The Source for Learning's President and CEO. Prior to assuming that role in 2005, he served as SFL's Senior Vice President and was a founding director in 1979. His professional career spans almost 40 years and has included video-based and online education activities in K-12 education, the cable industry, and international professional education. He was an Evans Scholar at both the University of Illinois and Marquette University before completing his studies in Advertising and Communications at Marquette.
Lynn Rejniak is SFL’s Chief Operating Officer, responsible for business operations supporting SFL’s programs and online resources serving early childhood and K-12 education. She also has oversight for SFL’s Educational Broadband Service, which provides wireless Internet access to underserved schools, staff and students in designated U.S. markets. Her career spans a variety of experiences in distance education, instructional technology, corporate telecommunications services, and broadcast television. She currently serves as Chair of the National EBS Association—an advocacy organization representing the interests of Educational Broadband Service licensees. She holds a B.A. from the University of South Florida.
David Shively is Executive Vice President, responsible for SFL’s technology and marketing activities. His experience includes more than 40 years of media-based continuing professional education activities in academia, public broadcasting, and non-profit settings. He has worked with SFL since 1990 and has been Executive Vice President since 2006. He provided the original design and concept for TeachersFirst in 1998, and played a lead role in the development of PreschoolFirst. He holds an B.A. from Trinity College, Hartford, and an M.B.A. from Case Western Reserve University.
Mary Murphy has been SFL's Director of Administration since 2000. She joined SFL after working as a law firm administrator for more than 15 years. Mary holds a B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany.
A. Ruth Okoye, Ed.D. is SFL’s Director of K-12 Initiatives. Dr. Okoye is an experienced teacher, technology integrator, and researcher who has both taught and led professional development efforts in both university and K-12 environments. Her areas of expertise include technology integration in K-12 settings as well as developmental reading and writing. She previously served as Technology Resource Teacher for the Portsmouth Public Schools, Portsmouth, VA. She holds a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from Regent University.
Jamie Okonak is Director of Marketing, responsible for the execution of SFL’s mission through the creation, implementation and analysis of marketing, promotion, and communications strategies to support the growth of SFL and its brands. Jamie’s experience includes more than twenty years leading marketing efforts and managing teams for large and small organizations, including companies in the education and nonprofit sectors. Jamie holds a BA in Marketing from Penn State University.
Kamna Seth is Director of Early Childhood Initiatives for SFL. She has extensive experience in curriculum development, NAEYC Early Childhood Program Accreditation, and training for early childhood educators. Prior to joining SFL, Kamna worked at the NAEYC Academy as part of the accreditation team, transitioning into the new accreditation system. Kamna’s experience includes curriculum development, professional development, NAEYC Early Childhood Program Accreditation, & Quality Assurance. She is also a CDA Professional Development Specialist and a Certified CLASS observer & trainer. Kamna holds both a BS and MS in child development and family relations from the University of Bombay.
Gauri Shirali-Deo is SFL's Senior Manager, Early Childhood Initiatives. She has over 20 years of experience working with young children and children with special needs in settings ranging from rural Mississippi to Los Angeles County to suburban Mercer Island, Washington. Her areas of expertise include individualizing instruction, curriculum development, creating data systems for classroom use, professional development, and Autism. Her passion for early childhood and early intervention developed as she worked as a volunteer early parent support leader, a parent educator, a Gymboree teacher, a special education teacher & mentor, and a preschool coordinator. Gauri has a BA in Psychology from Bombay University in India and an MA in Special Education from the University of Southern Mississippi. She completed her Elementary Education Credential from California State University, LA. She has been a licensed teacher in Mississippi, California and Washington.
Melissa Henning is an Educational Content Manager at SFL, providing editorial assistance for TeachersFirst. She joined the SFL staff in 2010 after several years working as a part-time content reviewer. She has experience as a classroom teacher, and has operated a business providing educational after-school activities for school districts. Melissa holds a Master's degree in K-12 curriculum development from Penn State University.
Jennifer Koshute Is an Educational Sales Manager for SFL. Her background includes sales and marketing activities for preschool and early childhood products and services. Her experience includes sales training and coaching, sales plan implementation, and trade show production, staffing and logistics. She holds at B.S. in business administration from the University of Richmond.
Kathryn (Katy) Garvey is Social Learning Manager for SFL’s K-12 programs, including MySciLife. Before joining SFL, Katy was principal at Seneca Ridge Middle School in Loudoun County, Virginia. She began her education career teaching Spanish in Fairfax County Public Schools before entering administrative roles as assistant principal at Dominion High School and J. Michael Lunsford Middle School. Katy attended the University of Virginia, earning both a BS in Spanish and MS in Education. She also holds a postgraduate professional license with an endorsement in Administration and Supervision from George Mason University.
Sheila Sabio Tan is Manager, Early Childhood Initiatives for SFL. She joined SFL in 2009, bringing over eight years of teaching experience in NAEYC accredited child development settings. Sheila's previous hands-on early childhood education experience includes serving as lead teacher in a university campus program which collaborated with various departments to support in-depth study. She holds a B.S. from George Mason University, and she has participated in ongoing early childhood professional development training.
Antonio Tate is an Educational Sales Manager for SFL. He has experience in sales and marketing activities for a variety of industries. He attended the University of Toledo and George Mason University.
Amy Holt is Manager of Education & Business Services for SFL. Her experience includes over 20 years as a Human Resources professional, as well as experience in Accounting. Amy holds a B.S. in Sociology from Longwood College.