Steve Kossakoski, Ph.D., CEO Virtual Learning Academy Charter School, joined us for the EdTech Specialists’ Webinar Series on Competency Based Education and Blended Learning. In this webinar, Steve discusses the topic of “Learning Unbound: Unleashing the Potential of CBE.”
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Dr. Kossakoski is the Chief Executive Officer and one of the founding members of the Virtual Learning Academy Charter School. Under his leadership the Academy has grown from 700 enrollments to over 23,000 enrollments since opening in January 2008. As the Academy’s first CEO, he oversees the implementation of the school’s charter and the establishment of policies, budgets, and curriculum. Additionally, Dr. Kossakoski serves on the Board of Directors for the Nellie Mae Education Foundation.
Prior to joining the Academy, Dr. Kossakoski served as the Assistant Superintendent for Technology and Research for School Administrative Unit 16 (Brentwood, Exeter, East Kingston, Kensington, Newfields, Stratham, and Exeter Region Cooperative School Districts) for eight years. He was responsible for overseeing two elementary school districts and leading the technology efforts for the seven school districts that comprise SAU 16. He also founded both the Seacoast Professional Development Center and the Great Bay e-Learning Charter School during his tenure.
Before joining SAU 16, Dr. Kossakoski was an independent consultant and assisted school systems with improvement efforts. Prior to that position, he was the Director of Technology for the Sanborn Regional School District (School Administrative Unit 17), where he led the effort to build the district’s technology infrastructure and integrate technology into the curriculum. During the first thirteen years of his career, Dr. Kossakoski was a teacher, department chair, and basketball coach at Sanborn Regional High School.
Dr. Kossakoski has taught graduate level courses at the University of New Hampshire and has made presentations at many local and regional educational conferences. Dr. Kossakoski has extensive success and experience with writing and securing corporate, state, and federal educational grants.
Dr. Kossakoski is a member of the New Hampshire Society for Technology in Education, International Association for K-12 Online Learning, New Hampshire School Administrators Association and the American Association of School Administrators. He serves on the Board of Advisors for the National Center for Open Source and Education.