our team

Dr. Roland O’Daniel

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Staci Eddleman

Director of Programming

Scott sullivan

Director of Finance and Administration

Dr. Ashley Perkins

Educational Programs Specialist – Literacy Focus

Jennifer Wright

Educational Programs Specialist – Elementary Literacy Focus; Marketing Coordinator

Dr. Victoria Miller Bennett

Educational Programs Specialist – Math Focus

Jenni aberli

Educational Programs Specialist – Literacy Focus

Melody Raymond

Educational Programs Specialist Consultant

Lynda Bradley Arkwright

Finance Administrative Assistant – Business Office

Martha hack

Programming Assistant

Dr. Sherri Beshears-McNeely

Arts Integration and Curriculum Design Consultant 

Dr. Roland O’Daniel

Chief Executive Officer

“I’m excited about helping educators to see the big picture – how the whole instructional process fits together.”

Roland has experience as a math and science teacher at Louisville’s Saint Xavier High School, where he partnered with University of Louisville professors to pilot student-centered investigative learning and wrote multiple grants to embed authentic learning opportunities into his classroom. In his years at CTL, he has served as an Instructional Technology Coordinator and Director of Programs. In these roles, he has led project implementation efforts, coordinated the work of project managers, as well as provide professional learning and technical assistance support to clients.

Doctor of Philosophy, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Louisville

Master of Arts in Teaching, Spalding University

Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics and History, University of Louisville

Dr. Staci Eddleman

Director of Programming

Build stepping stones, not stumbling blocks.”

As Director of Programming, Staci is a member of the executive team and engages in strategic planning and systems alignment. She supports the program specialists and participates in the design and implementation of current and developing programs. Prior to joining the CTL team, she served as a district director of federal and state programs, principal in middle and high schools, assistant principal, and high school teacher. She appreciates the opportunity to draw on her leadership experience and instructional expertise to support school and district leaders, teams, and teachers.

Doctor of Education, Education Leadership, New York University

Professional Certificate for Instructional Leadership – School Superintendent, University of Louisville

Professional Certificate For Instructional Leadership – Principal, All Grades, Level 2, New York University

Master of Arts, Secondary Education, University of Kentucky

Bachelor of Arts, Spanish, University of Kentucky

Scott Sullivan

Director of Finance and Administration

“I’m excited about helping educators to see the big picture – how the whole instructional process fits together.”

As a member of CTL’s executive team, Scott is involved in the development of general office policies and procedures, and participates in the development and supervision of budgets for all CTL projects. 

Dr. Ashley Perkins

Educational Programs Specialist – Literacy Focus

“We all have different gifts, so we all have different ways of telling the world who we are.”
Mr. Fred Rogers

Ashley is a professional learning facilitator, program designer, blogger and literacy coach. She uses her experience as an English Language Arts classroom teacher, writing cluster leader and literacy coach to work on various projects, including co-writing Artful Reading modules and supporting the Adolescent Literacy Model.

National Board Certified Teacher in Adolescence and Young Adulthood/English Language Arts 

Doctor of Education, School lmprovement with an Emphasis in Reading, University of West Georgia 

Master of Arts, Secondary Education, St. Mary’s College, Leavenworth, Kansas 

Bachelor of Arts, Allied Language Arts and Secondary Education, Western Kentucky University

Jennifer Wright

Educational Programs Specialist – Elementary Literacy Focus; Marketing Coordinator

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
Nelson Mandela

Jennifer supports teachers during their implementation of Artful Reading and Adolescent Literacy Model practices by  facilitating professional learning and providing job-embedded coaching. Prior to joining CTL, Jennifer spent 10 years in the classroom and has a skillful approach to elementary literacy instruction. She works alongside teachers as they discover the power arts integration has on student learning and helps them look for opportunities to infuse arts into their daily instruction.  

Jennifer also serves as the Marketing Coordinator, bringing our various instructional programs to educators across the country. 

Master of Arts in Teaching, Elementary Education, Eastern Kentucky University 

Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Kentucky

Dr. Victoria Miller Bennett

Educational Programs Specialist – Mathematics Focus

“There are two versions of math in the lives of many Americans: the strange and boring subject that they encountered in classrooms and an interesting set of ideas that is the math of the world, and is curiously different and surprisingly engaging. Our task is to introduce this second version to today’s students, get them excited about math, and prepare them for the future.” 
Jo Boaler

Victoria works with teachers across Kentucky at all levels to promote student engagement and understanding in mathematics. She facilitates professional learning and coaching of teachers who wish to elevate their pedagogy to promote deeper thinking. She brings over 19 years of experience at the elementary, middle, and collegiate levels to her role. 

Doctor of Philosophy, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Louisville

National Board Certification, Early Childhood, Generalist

Master of Arts in Teaching, University of Louisville

Bachelor of Arts, Indiana University 

Jenni Aberli

Educational Programs Specialist – Secondary Literacy Focus

“It’s what you’ve done with your time, how you’ve chosen to spend your days, and whom you’ve touched this year. That, to me, is the greatest measure of success.”
Patricia Palacio, Wonder

As an Educational Programs Specialist at CTL, Jenni works with teachers to provide professional learning and support around literacy-focused initiatives and programs. Prior to taking this position, she worked in public education for 26 years, most recently as the high school English Language Arts (ELA) lead for Jefferson County Public Schools where she designed curriculum frameworks and resources, professional learning opportunities, and standards-aligned support for teachers. Jenni is an EdReports Klawe Fellow and has served as an EdReports ELA reviewer/writer, a Kentucky Core Advocate with Achieve the Core, a Facing History and Ourselves ELA Advisory Board member, a Louisville Writing Project Fellow, a Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) Lead and Learn Fellow, and a twenty-year National Board Certified Teacher. She also received a Learning Forward Best Evaluation of Professional Learning Award. 

National Board Certification, Adolescence and Young Adulthood English Language Arts

Specialist in Education, Educational Administration and Supervision, University of Louisville

Masters of Arts in Teaching, Secondary Education, English, University of Louisville

Bachelor of Arts, English, University of Louisville

Reading Program Consultant Certification, Kentucky Educational Professional Standards Board

Melody Raymond

Educational Programs Specialist Consultant

I cannot do everything but I can so something. I must not fail to do the something I can do.”
Helen Keller

Melody is a professional learning facilitator and literacy coach for CTL’s Artful Reading and Adolescent Literacy Model. She works with teachers, coaches, and administrators to support classroom instruction in these programs as teachers work to engage students in literacy across all contents. She has over 37 years of experience in working with teachers in PreK-college level environments.

School Superintendent Certificate K-12, Eastern Kentucky University

Administrative Leadership Program – Principal Certification K-12, Indiana Southeast University

Masters of Arts, Guidance and Counseling, University of Louisville

Elementary Education Program Consultant Certification, Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board

Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, University of Louisville

 

 

Dr. Sherri Beshears-McNeely

Arts Integration and Curriculum Design Consultant

“Not everything important is measurable, and not everything measurable is important.”
Elliot Eisner

Sherri has worked in various capacities at CTL, including Innovation and Design Coordinator, Literacy Project Manager, and Arts Specialist for CTL. Most recently, she served as Director of Student Development and Engagement for a nation-wide network of charter schools. She is now a consultant and writer for Artful Reading, Adolescent Literacy, and Postsecondary Success Skills work. She has over two decades of diverse educational experience including classroom instruction, curriculum planning, professional development design and delivery, and teacher/administrative coaching.

Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Leadership, Indiana State University

Building-level Administration, Marian University

Master of Performing Arts, Children’s Theatre, Oklahoma City University

Bachelor of Science, Theatre Performance, University of Evansville

Business Office & Program Support

Lynda Bradley Arkwright

Finance Administrative Assistant – Business Office

“It is with a sense of advocacy that makes working at CTL so important to me. My desire is to assist in lifting up a new generation of learners.”

Lynda brings a wealth of experience to CTL. Springing from a work life within various business settings, she helps the business office run smoothly and efficiently for both staff and clients.

Coursework at Elizabethtown Community & Technical College and Jefferson Community & Technical College

Martha Hack

Programming Assistant

“Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. And hope brings peace.”
Confucius

Martha brings 14 years of experience working in nonprofit organizations as an event manager and family service coordinator. Additionally, she spent several years in a public school system as an office manager and administrative assistant. At CTL, she coordinates client orders, manages inventory, plans events, and supports the work of our program specialists.

Associates Degree in Science, English, University of Louisville

Associates Degree in Liberal Arts, Kentucky Educational Professional Standards Board

our board of directors

The CTL Board of Directors provides fiscal oversight and policy guidance to CTL as required by its non-profit status. The Board is a partner in helping CTL establish and realize its strategic plan. Term of service is three years, renewable based on President/CEO invitation and Board action.

Tarik Nally

Board Chair
Creative Principal & Founder

Kale & Flax
Louisville, KY

 

Billie wade, cpa

Vice-Chair
executive director, hope of kentucky, llc

kentucky Bankers Association
Louisville, KY

Roland O’Daniel Ph.D.

Secretary
ceo

Collaborative for Teaching & Learning
Louisville, KY

 

Linda F. Hargan, Ed.D.
Founder/ President & CEO Emeritus

Collaborative for Teaching & Learning
Louisville, KY

 

Felicia Cumings Smith, Ed.D.
President

National center for families learning
frankfort, KY

Nancy LaCount
Technical Assistance Provider, Subcontractor

lexington, KY

David Paige, Ed.D.
Associate Professor

Literacy Curriculum & Instruction
Northern Illinois University
Dekalb, IL

Keith Look, Ed.D.
Vice President of Equity & Innovation

Territorium
Danville, KY