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.
David Shively is Executive Vice President, responsible for SFL’s technology and marketing activities. His experience includes more than 35 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 he worked with Mari Blaustein to create the patented features of PreschoolFirst. He holds an B.A. from Trinity College, Hartford, and an M.B.A. from Case Western Reserve University.
Cheryl Roberts, Ed.D., is SFL’s Vice President for Corporate Initiatives. She is responsible for the development and management of SFL’s grants, initiatives and corporate relations. Dr. Roberts has over 34 years of experience in the field of education. Most recently under her leadership as the Executive Director of School Readiness and Early Childhood Programs for the District of Columbia Public Schools the district’s early childhood program achieved a high quality ranking from the National Institute of Early Education Research (NIEER). As the Director of Education for the Gesell Institute of Human Development, housed at Yale University, and as professor and Dean of Early Childhood Education for the Riverside Community College District she developed numerous innovative programs and partnerships and received over 10 million dollars in grant funding for special projects. Cheryl received her doctorate from the University of Southern California.
Candace Hackett Shively is SFL’s Director of K-12 Initiatives. She joined SFL in 2006, following 27 years of teaching. She has experience teaching in urban, suburban, and rural settings, teaching gifted students, middle schoolers, and most recently, helping college students and other teachers use technology more effectively. Her certifications include secondary English; gifted program specialist; business computer and information technology; and instructional technology specialist. She holds a B.A. from Trinity College, Hartford, and an M.A.in Humanities from Penn State University; she has completed additional graduate work in Instructional Technology.
Mari Blaustein is SFL’s Director of Early Childhood Initiatives. Her expertise is in the development and management of innovative early childhood learning environments, and she has played a major role in the development of SFL’s PreschoolFirst service, working with David Shively to create PreschoolFirst’s patented features. She joined SFL in 2002. Prior to that, she had worked in several independent schools offering Pre-K programs. She holds a B.S. from Purdue University and an Early Childhood Educator’s Certificate from the University of California, Los Angeles.
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.
Kamna Seth is Senior Manager of Educational Services 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 under the old accreditation system through the transition into the new accreditation system. Kamna’s previous experience includes positions in a variety of child development settings working with diverse populations in United States and overseas and at educational associations. She holds both a BS and MS in child development and family relations from the University of Bombay.
|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.
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.
Margaret Hyer is a customer services representative for SFL. Her experience includes both teaching and sales activities in several different industries. Margaret holds a B.S. from Queen’s University, Ontario.
|Sheila Sabio is an Educational Services Manager 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.|