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PowerSchool Academic Advisory Board

Shaping a Better K-12 Future

PowerSchool’s Academic Advisory Board exists to add value, talk, explore, offer insights, and learn together to produce meaningful results and impact in the K-12 industry.

The board members work cooperatively with the Corporate Strategy senior leadership team and executive leaders throughout PowerSchool to share their K-12 expert knowledge within their academic discipline. The Academic Advisory Board advises, assists, supports, and advocates for PowerSchool’s Unified Classroom software solutions and provides thought leadership, marketing, product roadmap, and sales support that will better the future of both the company and K-12 education.

Academic Advisory Board Members

Dr. Jeffrey Felix

Dr. Jeffrey Felix has been an educator for over 30 years, serving 19 as a superintendent. Named Superintendent of the Year twice by the Association of California School Administrators, he continues to serve the Classroom of the Future Foundation, which named him Innovative Superintendent for 2016.  He retired from Coronado Unified School District in July 2016. He also served as Superintendent for the Bonsall USD and for the San Pasqual USD. Dr. Felix earned a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from UCSD. He is considered an expert in 1:1 computer implementation, BYOD, Open Educational Resources (OER), and managing cultural change for the Digital Age. He is passionate about helping leaders communicate effectively to all stakeholders using a variety of methods that serve our digital society.

Dr. Lorraine S. Lange

Dr. Lorraine S. Lange is the Strategic Academic Advisor for PowerSchool. She previously worked for Interactive Achievement until it was acquired by PowerSchool in February 2015. Dr. Lange is the former superintendent of Roanoke County Schools in Roanoke, VA. In 2009, Dr. Lange was named a TECH Savvy Superintendent by E-News. She was instrumental in bringing a one-to-one laptop program and a virtual high school to Roanoke County Schools twenty years ago. In 2011, Lange was named Virginia Superintendent of the Year and was selected as one of four finalists for National Superintendent of the Year. She was also selected by the U.S. Department of Education as one of 100 superintendents nationally to attend the National Connected Superintendents Summit at the White House in 2014. She is excited to support the PowerSchool organization.

Dr. Richard Middleton

Dr. Middleton served as Regional Vice President of the Southwest Region of The College Board from 2011 to 2016. He served as Superintendent of the North East Independent School District from 1990 to 2011, leading the district to develop the award-winning comprehensive Wellness and Environmental Health. His honors include 2011 State Superintendent of the Year for Texas (AASA) and the Texas Health Champion Award from the Michael and Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at the University of Texas and Live Smart Texas. He also received the Distinguished Service Award from the Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. He served on the Board of Directors of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Tim Throne

Tim Throne has over 27 years of experience in diverse academic and corporate settings. He currently serves as Superintendent of Oxford Community Schools, where he has spearheaded several of Oxford’s signature programs. In the private sector, he worked for Andersen Consulting, Whirlpool Corporation, and Data Management Consultants, in positions that allowed him to help organizations implement executive information systems. Tim’s work experience with many clients in the education sector led him to secure his first position inside of a public school district. He has been in education ever since, completing his MSBO Technology Management certification, Executive MBA, Central Office certification, and the MASA’s Courageous Journey program.

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If you are interested in learning more about the Academic Advisory Board or would like to apply to become a member of the board, please contact us via email.

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