Our Team

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.

Reginald "Reggie" Underwood
Sr. Vice President, Academies

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 Deliganis
Vice President, Business Development

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.

LeAnn Stewart
Vice President of Curriculum & Instruction
LeAnn brings over twenty-five years of combined experience in K-12 and post-secondary education to AdvancePath, with extensive experience in product management and instructional technology. Prior to AdvancePath, LeAnn served in various positions with the University of Missouri, University of Louisville, Missouri Department of Education, and with leading instructional technology companies. LeAnn has provided consultative services to the Hawaii Department of Education’s Adult Education Unit, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, and various national organizations including the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network. At AdvancePath, LeAnn is responsible for product development initiatives, as well as project management and training in support of School Operations, curriculum and data systems.
John Murray

John is an AdvancePath co-founder and, as 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.

Clement Erbmann
Clement is a managing director coordinating international activities with First Analysis Securities Corporation (FASC), and focuses on educational and environmental investing. FASC is one of AdvancePath’s primary investors. Prior to joining First Analysis in 1989, Clement worked for Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in securities sales, fund management, special equities, and private placements. Clement serves on Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management Alumni Advisory Board, is co-chair of the Anti-Defamation League's international affairs committee, and is treasurer of the Education Industry Association. He earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Cape Town in South Africa.
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