The School of Education Advisory Board provides professional expertise to the administration and faculty in the school. The board meets twice yearly, fall and spring. The chair of the board is Dr. James Powell.
Dr. Powell was most recently the owner and laboratory director at Paladin Laboratories. He is now retired. Jim and his wife, Anne, have been generous donors to Elon. They established The Maude Sharpe Powell and the Thomas E. Powell, Jr., Professorships. Additionally, they provided key funding for The Caroline E. Powell Building, the James B. and Anne Ellington Powell Lobby in the Koury Business Center, the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center, and The Anne Ellington Powell Master Artist Series. In recognition of his achievements and support for Elon, Dr. Powell was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree by the University in 2005. Dr. Powell has been a Life Trustee on Elon’s Board of Trustees since 2008; a National Advisory Board for the School of Education Member since 2010; and Former Board of Trustees Member (1979-2008).
An innovator and pioneer in interdisciplinary education, Dr. D’Angelo, was formerly the Coordinator of the Communication Arts Program of Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, MD. This magnet program, focusing on humanities and media education, was one of the first programs of its kind in the United States. Students from her program have won dozens of awards in journalism, media production and creative writing. The best schools of communication in the country are populated by her graduates.
A frequent lecturer and presenter at local, regional and national education meetings, she is a well-respected writer in this field and former associate editor of the Maryland English Journal. She has been acknowledged with invited memberships to Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Tau Delta, and Phi Delta Kappa. Her commitment to higher education is further exemplified by her years of service as a trustee of Simmons College (MA) and a member of the Board of Visitors of Elon University, NC.
Mr. Quigley is the Princpal for the Maureen Joy Charter School in Durham, NC.
Mr. Solender is a 7th grade math teacher at Mills Park Middle School in Cary, NC.
Dr. Williams works as a consultant in the Office of Charter Schools with the NC Department of Public Instruction and recently completed her doctorate in educational leadership at UNC-Chapel Hill. Previously, she served as a teacher and assistant principal in the Wake County (NC) schools and as principal at Franklinville Elementary in Randolph County (NC). While a student at Elon, Ms. Williams was a NC Teaching Fellow, an Isabella Cannon Leadership Fellow, and an Honors Fellow. She graduated with a degree in Elementary Education and later became a NC Principal Fellow at NC State University, where she graduated in 2004 with a master’s degree in school administration. She also serves on Elon's Board of Trustees.
Mr. Young is Chief Executive Officer of VIF International Education.