The RTM K-12 National Advisory Board gathers annually to collaborate and provide our team with direction and feedback to ensure that our work within the K-12 community is timely, accurate and impactful. The Board is comprised of industry thought leaders and consultants that are true innovators driving change in the K-12 sector. If you are interested in getting involved, please email for more information – we would love to hear from you!

Advisory Members

  • Dr. Philip D. Lanoue
    Dr. Philip D. LanoueFormer Superintendent & Author
    Dr. Philip D. Lanoue
    Dr. Philip D. LanoueFormer Superintendent & Author

    Philip D. Lanoue, Ph.D. has a demonstrated record in leading school transformation at the building and district levels. Dr. Lanoue is the 2015 American Association of School Administrators (AASA) National Superintendent of the Year, as well as the 2015 Georgia Superintendent of the Year. Before serving at the superintendency level across two systems, Dr. Lanoue was a high school principal in Vermont and Massachusetts, leading four schools toward excellence. While principal of Burlington High School in Vermont, he was named the Vermont National Association of School Principals, Principal of the Year.

    Dr. Lanoue was named as one of the nation’s top 50 educational innovators in digital learning by Convergemagazine. He has served on the White House Policy Advisory for the New Generation High School Summit, the ConnectED Future Ready White House Summit, the Advisory Council for the Georgia School Boards Association, and a member of Georgia’s AdvancED Council.

    Dr. Lanoue regularly adds to the public discourse about education, leadership, and the future of children through his blogs, his guest columns, and webinars. He writes a monthly blog for TrustED, Course Correction, and he was named one of the top educational voices (authors, writers, speakers, and experts) who are keeping K-12 issues in the national dialogue.

    Dr. Lanoue has co-authored refereed journal articles in both scholarly and practitioner journals including School Leadership & Management, LEARNing, and Educational Leadership. He has also co-authored chapters in edited books including the forthcoming, Wiley Handbook of Educational Supervision (Wiley & Blackwell). He released his new book written in collaboration with Dr. Sally Zepeda entitled, The Emerging Work of Today's Superintendent: Leading Schools and Communities to Educate All Children, in June of 2018.

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  • Dr. Sheryl Abshire
    Dr. Sheryl AbshireChief Technology OfficerCalcasieu Parish Public Schools(LA)
    Dr. Sheryl Abshire
    Dr. Sheryl AbshireChief Technology OfficerCalcasieu Parish Public Schools

    As the Chief Technology Officer for the Calcasieu Parish Public Schools for nineteen years, Dr. Abshire is a catalyst to initiate the integration of technology throughout the nation and internationally by providing leadership on numerous national, state and district committees focusing on the role of technology and curriculum in changing educational practice. A forty-three year veteran educator, she has worked as a school principal, K-5 teacher, library/media specialist, classroom teacher, and university professor. In 2010 she was appointed by the FCC to the USAC board representing the nation’s schools and libraries on ERATE matters. Sheryl was the 2013 National Coalition for Technology in Education & Training Community Builder Award winner for exemplary service in support of policies and practices designed to facilitate the effective integration of technology into teaching and learning across the nation’s education system. ISTE awarded Sheryl the first Public Policy Advocate of the Year Award in 2009 for her decades of work promoting educational technology.  Dr. Abshire is the past president of the Louisiana ISTE affiliate – LACUE where she presently serves as the Vice President of Advocacy and Programs. She was the first teacher inducted into our country’s National Teachers’ Hall of Fame and serves on the board and is past chair of Consortium for School Networking (CoSN). Additionally, she serves on the K-12 Advisory Board for Blackboard, Dell's Platinum Advisory Committee, eSchool News and Scholastic Administrators Advisory Boards.

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  • Dr. Susan Enfield
    Dr. Susan EnfieldSuperintendentHighline Public Schools(WA)
    Dr. Susan Enfield
    Dr. Susan EnfieldSuperintendentHighline Public Schools

    Knowing every student by name, strength and need is the promise of Highline Public Schools. Under the leadership of Superintendent Susan Enfield, the district is implementing a bold, four-year strategic plan that calls for at least 19 out of 20 students being proficient by third grade, passing Algebra by ninth grade and graduating bilingual, biliterate and tech-savvy, tech-literate.

    A former high school teacher, Susan served as Chief Academic Officer and then as Interim Superintendent for Seattle Public Schools before joining Highline in 2012. She previously held leadership positions in Evergreen Public Schools (Vancouver, WA), Portland Public Schools and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

    Susan is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and earned master’s degrees from Stanford University and Harvard University. She also holds a doctoral degree in Administration, Planning and Social Policy from Harvard’s Urban Superintendents Program.

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  • Jeff McCoy
    Jeff McCoyAssociate Superintendent for AcademicsGreenville County Schools(SC)
    Jeff McCoy
    Jeff McCoyAssociate Superintendent for AcademicsGreenville County Schools

    Jeff McCoy is currently serving as the Associate Superintendent of Academics for Greenville County Schools in South Carolina. Greenville County Schools is the largest district in South Carolina and 45th largest in the nation with over 76,000 students. Jeff started his career in Greenville County Schools as a middle school teacher in 2000 and has held various district leadership positions throughout his sixteen year career. He is currently an adjunct professor at Furman University and serves on multiple state and national committees.

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  • Marlo Gaddis
    Marlo GaddisChief Technology OfficerWake County Public School System(NC)
    Marlo Gaddis
    Marlo GaddisChief Technology OfficerWake County Public School System

    Marlo Gaddis is the Chief Technology Officer of the Wake County Public School System. Curiosity and the constant drive to make things better for others led her to uncover a passion for education and later, a love of technology. She has a Bachelors in Elementary Education from Elon College (now Elon University) where she was a North Carolina Teaching Fellow. She also has a Masters in Instructional Technology from North Carolina State University and a Graduate Certificate from Johns Hopkins University in School Administration and Supervision. She served three other NC Districts of various sizes in the past as 21st Century Learning Coordinator, Lead Teacher for Technology (K-5) and Media (K-12); Lead Teacher for Math, Science, Social Studies and Technology (K-5); district and school Technology Facilitator; and Kindergarten and First Grade teacher.

    Marlo currently serves on advisory committees for the NC Department of Public Instruction and the NC Digital Learning Plan. She is a past president for NCTIES (North Carolina Technology in Education Society) and Board Member of NCASA (North Carolina Association of School Administrators).

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