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Staff Directory

Staff Name

Position

State Email

Alinkoff, Stacy

Physical Education / Health Teacher

Stacey.Alinkoff@design-lab.k12.de.us

Arzinger, Raymond

Social Studies Teacher

Raymond.Arzinger@design-lab.k12.de.us

Burke, Damien

Dean of Career and College Readiness       

Damien.Burke@design-lab.k12.de.us

Burke, Sean

School Nutrition Manager

Sean.Burke@design-lab.k12.de.us

Butcher, Elia

Administrative Assistant

Elia.Butcher@design-lab.k12.de.us

Bystricky, Ashley

Special Education Coordinator

Ashley.Bystricky@design-lab.k12.de.us

Collins, Rebecca

Interim Executive Director

Rebecca.Collins@design-lab.k12.de.us

Doherty, Matthew

English Teacher

Mathew.Doherty@design-lab.k12.de.us

Everhart, David

Technology Education Teacher

David.Everhart@design-lab.k12.de.us

Fletcher, James

Administrative Assistant

James.Fletcher@design-lab.k12.de.us

Harris, Durrell

Dean of Engagement

Durrell.Harris@design-lab.k12.de.us

Hembree, Christina    

Director of Internal Operations

Christina.Hembree@design-lab.k12.de.us

Hummel, Donna

Science Teacher

Donna.Hummel@design-lab.k12.de.us

Marvel, Nancy

Entrepreneurship Teacher

Nancy.ODonnell-Marvel@design-lab.k12.de.us

Mercure, Leanne

Science Teacher

Leanne.Mercure@design-lab.k12.de.us

Murray, Aileen

Media Design Teacher

Aileen.Murray@design-lab.k12.de.us

O'Donnell, Mary

Special Education Teacher

Mary.ODonnell@design-lab.k12.de.us

Pytel, Joseph

Math Teacher

Joseph.Pytel@design-lab.k12.de.us

Riek, David

Math Teacher

David.Riek@design-lab.k12.de.us

Sassaman, Ryan

Drivers Education Teacher

Ryan.Sassaman@design-lab.k12.de.us

Sekcienski, James           

IT Director

James.Sekcienski@design-lab.k12.de.us

Sherrod, Avery

Guidance Counselor

Avery.Sherrod@design-lab.k12.de.us

Siwiec, Melissa

Project Manager

Melissa.Siwiec@design-lab.k12.de.us

Spangler, Stephen

Science / Math Teacher

Stephen.Spangler@design-lab.k12.de.us

Talmo, Mark

Director of External Operations

Mark.Talmo@design-lab.k12.de.us

Todd, Sean

Computer Science Teacher

Sean.Todd@design-lab.k12.de.us

Wisher, Theora

Nurse

Theora.Wisher@design-lab.k12.de.us

Yonkers, Anna

Spanish Teacher

Anna.Yonkers@design-lab.k12.de.us

 

Board of Directors

Paul Miller, Chairman
Paul Miller Chairman

Paul L. Miller is Managing Director of the Private Client Group at Longview Capital Management, LLC and serves on the risk management and investment selection committees for the Longview Global portfolios. Paul grew up in Wilmington, Delaware and graduated from the University of Delaware with degrees in both Finance and Marketing. Paul worked on Wall Street to begin his career in finance. He now lives in Wilmington with his wife and two children and is active in several organizations, including Grace Church where he sits on the Staff Parish Relations Committee and is Coordinator for Volunteers In Mission. Paul also serves on the Loan Review Committee at West End Neighborhood House, is a 2011 graduate of Leadership Delaware, and is a member of the Wilmington Rotary Club.

Aileen Murray Bates, Faculty Board Member
Aileen Murray Bates Board Member

A St. Mark's High School alumnus, Aileen Murray also graduated from the University of Miami, where she majored in Motion Pictures and Math, and from the DAVE (Digital Animation and Visual Effects) School in Orlando.  Ms. Murray moved to Kansas City, MO to work for a visual effects company, working on short films and TV shows like Alcatraz, Fringe, Person of Interest, The Flash, Believe, and Almost Human; as well as commercials for companies such as Garmin and Gatorade. She is a founding faculty member of Design-Lab High School, teaching Media and Design. Ms. Murray is passionate about film and television, and bringing the art of visual storytelling and designing to her students. Ms. Murray is an athlete, competing in the Disney Princess Marathon, and coaches the Design-Lab High girls softball team.

Joe LoPorto, P.E., Parent Board Member
Joe LoPorto, P.E. Board Member

Mr. LoPorto is in executive management at Pepco Holdings, Inc. He has over 35 years of experience in the utility industry in the areas of T&D Planning, Distribution Standards, Capital and Maintenance Budget Management, aging infrastructure strategies, reliability strategies, and T&D Automation technology implementation.  Mr. LoPorto served as Program Manager, charged with managing implementation of Distribution Automation technologies funded by DOE’s Smart Grid Investment Grants, which were completed by end of 2013.  In his most recent position as Manager T&D Automation, he is charged with continued implementation of T&D automation technologies, as well as formulation of related future strategies. Mr. LoPorto has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University and is a Licensed Professional Engineer and a Member of IEEE. He has spoken at various conferences on the topics of EMF impacts on projects, Distributed Generation, Asset Management Strategies, and Distribution Automation. Mr. LoPorto lives in Delaware with his wife and five children, one of whom is a Design-Lab High student.

John Pelesko, Board Member
John Pelesko, Ph.D. Board Member

John A. Pelesko is a Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and Associate Dean for the Natural Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Delaware. John joined the University of Delaware in 2002 after having been a member of the faculty at the Georgia Institute of Technology and having held the position of Von Karman Instructor in the Department of Computing and Mathematical Sciences at the California Institute of Technology. During his time as Chair of the Department of Mathematical Sciences he led the effort to create the Mathematical Sciences Learning Laboratory, a “one-stop-shop” approach to the teaching and learning of introductory mathematics. He is active in education within the State of Delaware, working with the Delaware Department of Education to implement a new high-school course, “Foundations of College Mathematics,” and co-chairing a statewide effort on behalf of the P-20 Council to reduce the need for remedial mathematics among Delaware’s high school graduates. John is part of the leadership council for the TeachDE initiative, and serves on the steering committee for the Partnership for Public Education. 

Matt Urban, Board Member
Matt Urban Board Member

Matt Urban, CEO and co-founder of Möbius New Media, in downtown Wilmington, has extensive experience in diverse multi-media marketing, web experience and business management. Matt and his team successfully apply their deep knowledge of traditional and online marketing, search engine optimization/marketing to deliver local, regional, and national marketing and advertising campaigns for online and brick-and-mortar businesses. He leads talented technical and design teams with a proven track record of delivering complex and sophisticated web applications. Matt has deep, media production expertise in video production, photography, graphic design, audio production and animation. Matt is a recognized volunteer leader with The Sierra Club, supporting leadership development and organizational effectiveness. Matt earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Delaware and is a lifelong Delaware resident.

Anna Yonkers, Teacher Board Member
Anna Yonkers Board Member
Evan Quetisch, Parent Board Member
Evan Quetisch Board Member

Evan Queitsch is a lifelong Delawarean who graduated from Mount Pleasant High School where he served in the JROTC.  He then went on to the U.S. Marine Corps where he served as both a Main Battle Tank Repair Technician and the unit Information Technology Lead.  He has 17 years of experience in Information Technology and has served in various roles throughout his career.  Previously, Evan has served in infrastructure leadership and management positions with financial, manufacturing and engineering firms.  In his current position, as the Solutions Program Manager with Arora Technology Group, Mr. Queitsch leads the planning, design, development, implementation and delivery of information technology solutions within the transportation, higher education, healthcare and industrial industries. Mr. Queitsch is the parent of a second year Delaware Design Lab student and an advocate for student athletics.  As a student athlete himself, Evan understands the value that athletics bring to students and to the school as a whole.  He has served as a volunteer soccer coach with Kirkwood Soccer Club since 2011 and has been involved with the Sports Boosters for Delaware Design Lab High School.

Leanne Mercure, Teacher Board Member
Leanne Mercure Faculty Board Member

Ms. Mercure graduated in 2009 from Temple University with a B.S. in Biology and Secondary Education and in 2012 earned a M.S. in Psychology from the University of Phoenix. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and holds a pharmacy technician certification. Prior to starting her career as a teacher, she worked in the pharmaceutical industry for over 10 years. Before moving to Delaware in 2015, and joining the team at DDLHS in 2016, she taught in public and charter schools in Pennsylvania. Ms. Mercure teaches science and psychology across all grade levels and is currently doing research work on the incorporation of design thinking into science curriculums to support the vision of the school. 

Crystal Griggs, Parent Board Member
Crystal Griggs Parent Board Member

Crystal R. Griggs is the parent of a DDLHS sophomore student.  She has 30 years of second level transportation management and is an advocate for children’s education.  In her spare time she enjoys volunteering for numerous community events benefiting children, education, and health issues.  In addition, playing golf, bowling and freehand drawing are also her favorite pastimes. Crystal is an alum from West Chester University and has graduate studies from Wilmington University in Public Administration. Crystal is a native Ohioan, born and raised. She is also a sitting board member for Covenant Heritage Bible Church.

Citizens Budget Oversight Committee

Paul Miller President
 
 
 
 
    
Brian Shulman Committee Member
 
 
 
 
     
Joseph Pytel Committee Member

 

 

 

 

Aileen Murray Committee Member

 

 

 

Laurence Miller Committee Member

 

 

 

Vinay Maheshwari Committee Member

 

 

 

CBOC Meets Quarterly

 

Pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1508, Delaware Design-Lab High School’s Citizen Budget Oversight Committee (CBOC) will work in the spirit of teamwork with the Board of Trustees to ensure the fiduciary health and integrity of the charter school.

Agenda

A.                 Call To Order

B.                 Review of Monthly Financials

C.                  Adjourn

CBOC Meetings Schedule

2018
Monday, March 26, 2018
6:00 pm
179 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19702
Minutes
Monday, February 26, 2018
6:00 pm
179 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19702
Minutes
Monday, January 29, 2018
6:00 pm
179 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19702
Minutes
2017
Monday, December 18, 2017
6:00 pm
179 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19702
Minutes
Monday, October 23, 2017
6:00 pm
179 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19702
Minutes
Monday, September 25, 2017
6:00 pm
179 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19702
Minutes
Monday, July 31, 2017
6:00 pm
179 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19702
Minutes
Monday, March 27, 2017
6:00
179 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19702
Minutes
2016
Monday, November 28, 2016
6:00 pm
179 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19702
Minutes
Monday, June 27, 2016
6:00 pm
179 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19702
Minutes
Monday, April 25, 2016
6:00 pm
Delaware Design-Lab High School Board Room
Minutes
Monday, March 28, 2016
6:00 pm
Delaware Design-Lab High School Board Room
Minutes
2015
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
5:30
179 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19702
Minutes
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
6:00
179 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19702
Minutes
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
6:30
179 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19702
Minutes

Board of Directors Meetings Schedule

2018
Monday, December 17, 2018
6:30 pm
179 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19702
Monday, November 26, 2018
6:30 pm
179 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19702
Monday, October 22, 2018
6:30 pm
179 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19702
Monday, September 24, 2018
6:30 pm
179 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19702
Monday, August 27, 2018
6:30 pm
179 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19702
Monday, July 23, 2018
6:30 pm
179 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19702
Monday, June 25, 2018
6:30 pm
179 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19702
Monday, May 21, 2018
6:30 pm
179 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19702
Monday, April 23, 2018
6:30 pm
179 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19702
Agenda
Monday, March 26, 2018
6:30 pm
179 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19702
Agenda Audio
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
5:00 pm
179 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19702
Agenda Minutes Audio
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
5:30 pm
179 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19702
Agenda Minutes Audio
Monday, February 26, 2018
6:30 pm
179 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19702
Agenda Minutes Audio
Monday, January 29, 2018
6:30 pm
179 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19702
Agenda Minutes Audio
Monday, January 22, 2018
5:00 pm
179 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19702
Agenda Minutes
2017
Monday, December 18, 2017
6:30 pm
179 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19702
Agenda Minutes Audio
Monday, November 27, 2017
6:30 pm
179 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19702
Agenda Minutes Audio
Monday, October 23, 2017
6:30 pm
179 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19702
Agenda Minutes Audio
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
This meeting was cancelled
Monday, September 25, 2017
6:30 pm
179 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19702
Agenda Minutes Audio
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
5:00 pm
179 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19702
Agenda Minutes Audio
Monday, August 28, 2017
No meeting in August due to Board Retreat
Monday, August 14, 2017
5:30 pm
179 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19702
Agenda Minutes Audio
Monday, July 31, 2017
6:30 pm
179 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19702
Agenda Minutes Audio
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
6:30 pm
179 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19702
Agenda Minutes Audio
Friday, June 9, 2017
3:00 pm
179 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19702
Agenda Minutes Audio
Monday, May 22, 2017
6:30 pm
179 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19702
Agenda Minutes Audio
Monday, April 24, 2017
6:30 pm
179 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19702
Agenda Minutes Audio
Monday, March 27, 2017
6:30 pm
Delaware Design-Lab High School Board Room
Agenda Minutes Audio
Monday, February 27, 2017
6:30 pm
Delaware Design-Lab High School, Founders Room
Agenda Minutes Audio
Monday, January 23, 2017
6:30 pm
Delaware Design-Lab High School, Founders Room
Agenda Minutes Audio
2016
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
6:30 pm
Delaware Design-Lab High School, Founders Room
Agenda Minutes Audio
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
6:30 pm
Delaware Design-Lab High School, Founders Room
Agenda Minutes
Monday, November 28, 2016
6:30 pm
Delaware Design-Lab High School, Founders Room
Agenda Minutes
Monday, October 24, 2016
6:30 pm
Delaware Design-Lab High School, Founders Room
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Monday, September 26, 2016
6:30 pm
Delaware Design-Lab High School, Founders Room
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Monday, August 22, 2016
6:30 pm
Delaware Design-Lab High School, Founders Room
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Monday, June 27, 2016
6:30 pm
Delaware Design-Lab High School, Founders Room
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Monday, May 23, 2016
6:30 pm
Delaware Design-Lab High School, Founders Room
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Monday, April 25, 2016
6:30 pm
Delaware Design-Lab High School, Founders Room
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Monday, March 28, 2016
6:30 pm
Delaware Design-Lab High School, Founders Room
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Monday, February 22, 2016
6:30 pm
Delaware Design-Lab High School, Founders Room
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Monday, January 25, 2016
6:30 pm
Delaware Design-Lab High School, Founders Room
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2015
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
6:00 pm
Delaware Design-Lab High School, Founders Room
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Tuesday, December 8, 2015
6:00 pm
Delaware Design-Lab High School, Founders Room
Agenda Minutes
Monday, November 16, 2015
6:00 pm
Delaware Design-Lab High School, Founders Room
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Tuesday, October 27, 2015
6:00 pm
Delaware Design-Lab High School, Founders Room
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Tuesday, October 13, 2015
6:00 pm
Delaware Design-Lab High School, Founders Room
Agenda Minutes
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
6:00 pm
Delaware Design-Lab High School, Founders Room
Agenda Minutes
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
6:00 pm
Mobius New Media
Agenda Minutes
Monday, July 20, 2015
6:00 pm
Mobius New Media
Agenda Minutes
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
6:00 pm
Mobius New Media
Agenda Minutes
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
6:00 pm
Mobius New Media
Agenda Minutes
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
7:15 pm
Mobius New Media
Agenda Minutes
Sunday, March 22, 2015
12:00 pm
VIDEO CONFERENCE MEETING
Agenda Minutes
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
6:00 pm
Mobius New Media
Agenda Minutes
Monday, February 2, 2015
6:00
Mobius New Media
Agenda Minutes