Current NexTech High School of Lansing School Board Members:

Ms. Wilson was CEO and co- founder of One-to-One Institute, a non-profit serving hundreds of schools, states, emerging markets in successful implementation of personalized learning through robust education technologies the past fifteen years.  She earlier co-directed Michigan’s successful statewide 1:1 initiative, Freedom to Learn.

Prior to the Institute, Ms. Wilson served public education for 31 years as change agent, teacher and multiple administrator roles.  An Education Policy/Program Fellow with the Institute for Educational Leadership, Ms. Wilson created an advanced fellowship program for educational technology leaders.  She completed her undergraduate and doctoral coursework at the University of Michigan, has an MA in Instructional Technology from Wayne State University, and special education administrator certification from Eastern Michigan University.  She is currently Board President of NexTech High School in Lansing, Michigan, a blended learning high school, and she is a mentor for Intel’s Education Accelerator Project.

Ms. Wilson is a recognized expert in change agency, leadership and the personalization of learning through the powers of meaningful technology.  For twenty years she has delivered keynote, webinar and speaking engagements for national and international organizations.  Her content and know-how are captured in blogs, articles, books, podcasts, and media interviews.  HP, Intel, Cisco, Dimension Data, and Presidio are a few of the organizations that have had Ms. Wilson deliver professional learning activities for their teams and prospective clients around effective implementation of education technologies.

Ms. Wilson co-authored the Project RED research and “Technology for Learning-A Guidebook for Change.”  Follow on publications include: “A Global Toolkit: Project RED” and “Ready, Set, Go - A Guide for Implementing 1:1 Technologies.”  As contributing author, Ms. Wilson worked with leaders, policy makers, FCC and USDOE to publish “The Digital Textbook Playbook.”  For the journal, “Science, Technology & Mathematics (STEM),” Wilson wrote the chapter on “Transforming Education: One-to-One.”  She is a frequent writer, blogger and speaker, recognized as an international expert in change agency, leadership, and education technologies.  Her most recent publication is the chapter on “Governance” in Alan Shark’s book, “The Digital Journey in K-12: Overcoming Roadblocks & Embracing Innovation.”
 

Linda Ryals-Massey, a Founding Board member, serves as Treasurer and Chief Administrative Officer. She brings corporate leadership experience in Operations and Six Sigma Quality. Retired from the corporate world, she began an encore career as the principal of The Ryals Massey Group, a network of management consultants supporting small businesses. A youth advocate, Ms. Ryals-Massey developed BELIEVE...! a teen development program designed to address the soft skills gaps needed for youth to succeed in a global economy. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Administration and a Master of Arts Degree in Educational Leadership. Ms. Ryals-Massey currently hosts a radio talk show, “Aging in Grace,” that is dedicated to the senior community. Also, she serves on the Board of Trustees of the Genesee District Library, a county-wide library system. Ms. Ryals-Massey resides in Grand Blanc, Michigan with her husband and is very engaged in the faith community as a mentor and skills coach. 
 

Amy Auletto serves as secretary at NexTech High School of Lansing. She is currently a research assistant at the Education Policy Innovation Collaborative (EPIC) at Michigan State University and a graduate student studying education policy. Amy is a former charter school teacher. She taught middle school math in Detroit before beginning her work at MSU. Amy is excited to serve on NexTech's board so that she can support blended learning as an option for high school students.

 

Dr. Concha Allen is a Professor in the Marketing & Hospitality Services Department at Central Michigan University (CMU) and is currently serving as Interim Director of Community Engagement. She participated in the 2017-2018 Mid-American Conference Academic Leadership Development Program while serving as an Associate Administrative Fellow at CMU. Dr. Allen earned her B.A. in Advertising from Texas Tech University, M.B.A. from the University of South Alabama, and Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of North Texas. Demonstrating her commitment to lifelong learning, Dr. Allen recently completed the Harvard University Graduate School of Education Management Development Program. Allen is the founding faculty member of the CMU Professional Sales program and has served on numerous committees across CMU’s campus, including Academic Senate Executive Board and Board of Trustees-Faculty Liaison Committee. Allen served as a member of the Shared Governance and Communications Committee since its inception in 2012, also serving as faculty co-chair until moving into an administrative role this academic year. Dr. Allen’s most important job title is that of devoted mom to two kind-hearted humans, Fitz and Tru. As a NexTech High School of Lansing School Board Member, Dr. Allen is committed to ensuring every learner is empowered to thrive in an inclusive environment.