iLEAD Online Facilitators
2016-2017 Academic Year
What makes iLEAD Online truly unique and innovative in the world of online education is the ongoing real-time collaboration between you and your facilitator. When you take an iLEAD Online class you are not simply going through a package of materials and delivering canned answers to a computer program!
We are proud of the highly experienced and qualified instructors that will be facilitating for our learners this year. Each one brings their own unique talents and experience to their subject areas. And most importantly, they are present to assist each and every learner making sure all iLEAD Online courses deliver rigorous authentic experiences and deeper learning.
World History, United States History
My name is Ms. Coulter, or Ms. C if you prefer. I am an educator originally from Colorado, now residing in sunny Southern California. Why would you leave Colorado you might ask? The answer is simple, my daughter was bitten by the acting bug, so here we are! My original training was as a scientist and I have degrees in Cell and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Virology, and Science Education. I have worked for National Geographic and the USDA, which was very fun. Though research was super interesting, I prefer to interact with students! My spare time is spent outdoors appreciating nature, throwing the Frisbee with my Blue Heeler, and playing card/board games with my family. I am excited to work with you!
Chemistry, Middle School Science
Director of Online Programs, iLEAD Schools; Photography 1, 2, Exploring Visual Art, Digital Illustration
Biology, Innovations Orientation Guide
Economics, Government, Innovations Studios Orientation Guide
Innovations Orientation Guide
French 1, 2, Yoga
My name is Ms Van Velsir. I am a native Californian and am currently living in San Diego, or as we fondly call it, Paradise! I have been retired from public school teaching for three years now and am enjoying teaching and writing for the online curriculum at iLead. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies, a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and an English Authorization. I taught elementary school for five years and Junior High School for sixteen years. The other five years of my teaching experience were spent working in the office as a Curriculum Resource Teacher, AVID Coordinator and GATE Coordinator. I have three adult children and soon-to-be six grandchildren. I spend much of my spare time with my friends, family, and hanging out in beautiful San Diego with my two labrador retrievers. I am very happy to be a part of iLead online and I’m excited to be working with learners again.
Spanish 1-2, English 6-12
I'm so happy to get to get to have this opportunity to share ideas and stories and life lessons from subjects I am deeply interested in. For 20 years, I have taught (and continued to study) United States history, world history, psychology and sociology. My degree is in behavioral science with a masters degree in educational leadership. I live in Ventura with my husband and daughter where we enjoy bike riding, beach walks and the occasional hike. I love to ski, read just about every kind of book I can get my hands on and am starting a blog, which is turning out to be one of the most adventurous things I've ever done. I look forward to getting to know you!
Innovations Studios Coordinator