AdvancePath is led by a team of seasoned business professionals and career educators who, between them, have over 150 years of experience serving in public education. We have a profound belief in public education and a deep commitment to solving the dropout problem in the United States.
Tinsely brings nearly 20 years of experience in financial and operations management in IT and Web-based service organizations to his post at AdvancePath. After earning his MBA from the College of William and Mary in 1992, he joined a Williamsburg, Virginia-based startup, College and University Computers, Inc (CUC). Serving as CUC’s Vice President and CFO, he helped this value-added PC reseller secure more than 30 accounts at schools from Pennsylvania to Florida, earning the company a spot on Inc. magazine’s 1996 "Inc. 500" listing of the fastest growing private firms in the US. He has also served as Sr. Vice President - Finance and Administration for GuideStar, a nonprofit organization recognized across the US as the national database of nonprofit information. His most recent position was as Sr. Director for TechSoup Global, a San Francisco-based NPO that distributes donated technology products from Microsoft and 40 other vendors to more than 100,000 charities worldwide.
Reggie works with both the AdvancePath teams and School Districts across the U.S. in support of academic and program quality and continuous program improvement. He brings over 20 years experience in the education field to this position. Prior to joining AdvancePath, Reggie served as the Assistant Superintendent of Instruction for Charles City County Public Schools, VA responsible for academic and instructional development. Reggie has administrative experience at both the middle and high school level and he has served as a high school teacher and an alternative education instructor. Reggie received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, his Master’s degree in teaching from Virginia Commonwealth University and is currently a doctoral candidate with Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, VA.
Tom’s responsibilities include developing relationships with School Districts to provide AdvancePath Blended Learning services and in-school and in-District high school and middle school academies. Prior to joining AdvancePath Tom held senior executive positions in several large, leading K-12 technology and service organizations including PLATO Learning, Pearson Digital and K-12. More recently Tom has held senior positions with, and consulted for, early stage companies including Ignite Learning and Knovation.
Tom is passionate about improving educational opportunities for students and helping school districts leverage technology and sustainable professional development to improve the learning and teaching experience for students and teachers. Tom has over 30 years of experience gained at some of the country’s leading companies as well as with new, dynamic, and energetic organizations and is excited about sharing this experience and his passion with School Districts.
John is an AdvancePath co-founder and, as Executive Chairman of AdvancePath, he maintains overall responsibility for AdvancePath's strategic and financial objectives.
Prior to joining AdvancePath, John was Chairman, President and CEO of PLATO Learning, Inc., where he had a successful 18 year career. Under John's leadership, PLATO's revenues grew from $33 to $142 million in 7 years, its balance sheet was significantly strengthened, and it became recognized by educators, policy makers, and politicians as an industry leader and change agent. Prior to assuming the duties of PLATO's Chairman and CEO, John served in various positions of responsibility at PLATO - including President & Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Operations, and Vice President of Product Development. John initiated his career with PLATO by launching its military and aerospace training division in the UK.
John spent 16 years in the British Army's Signal Corp after leaving high school at age 15. John was recognized in the Queen's 1985 Birthday Honors list for his outstanding contribution to Army training. John is passionate about improving life opportunities for at-risk students and young adults who have dropped out of school.