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Advisory Board

The Lastinger Center Advisory Board provides thought leadership in key areas of the Center’s work and makes recommendations to the Director and Executive Team in the areas of academics; fundraising; media and communications; policy and advocacy; technology; and administration/management. Members serve as ambassadors, enlist partners to engage in efforts to advance the Center’s mission and support the development of strategic partnerships and fundraising efforts to grow and sustain the organization.

Founders

Chair

Board Members

Allen and Delores Lastinger.
Allen & Delores Lastinger

Founders
Lastinger Center for Learning

Chris Sprowls headshot
Chris Sprowls

Speaker
Florida House of Representatives

Susan Block headshot
Susan Block

Chief Executive Officer
Early Learning Coalition
of Southwest Florida

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Gary Chartrand

Retired
ExcelinEd

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Ethan Fieldman

Founder
Study Edge

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Michael Grego, Ed.D.

Former Superintendent
Pinellas County Schools

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Larry Holland

Senior Consultant
Office of the President
Scholastic, Inc. 

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Marva Johnson

Group Vice President
Charter Communications

Maria Langworthy headshot
Maria Langworthy, Ph.D.

Principal Program Officer
Microsoft

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James Patterson

Author

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Madeline Pumariega

President
Miami Dade College

Denise Spangler headshot
Denise Spangler, Ph.D.

Dean 
College of Education
University of Georgia

Sharon Vaughn Headshot
Sharon Vaughn, Ph.D.

Department of Special Education
University of Texas

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Nicole Washington

Principal
Washington Education Strategies

Michele Watson headshot
Michele Watson

Chief Executive Officer
Florida Alliance of Children’s Councils & Trust

Ex-Officio Members

Alyson Adams, Ph.D.

Director
School of Teaching and Learning
College of Education
University of Florida

Thomasenia Adams
Thomasenia Adams, Ph.D.

Associate Dean
College of Education
University of Florida

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Hope Carter

Assistant Vice President
Advancement 
University of Florida

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Glenn Good, Ph.D.

Dean
College of Education
University of Florida