Chris Bell has been with the company since 2010 in a variety of roles including Distance Learning Coordinator, Design Strategies, Chief Operating Officer, and as of June 2020 is the Chief Executive Officer.
Chris has a wide range of experience from directing digital marketing to business development to strategic partnerships. He will also lead a strategic plan development, present at a Summit, or lead a full day workshop in order to keep grounded to the impactful work the company is engaged in.
Most recently, was the District Coordinator of Instructional Technology for Saddleback Valley Unified School District in Southern California. In this capacity, he oversaw the instructional technology project implementations in the district including 1:1 classrooms utilizing Chromebooks, mobile device initiatives, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) classrooms, and online learning. Prior to this, Chris ran an online and blended learning program supporting students in grade 7-12 that spanned three counties in California.
Chris has taught at all levels K-12 including online and has enjoyed working with pre-service teachers and online teachers. He was actively involved in the development of the Leading Edge Certification for Online & Blended Teaching, the Quality Standards for Online Teaching, the Quality Standards for Online Learning, and the Google for Education Certified Trainer program. Chris is formally recognized as a Google Certified Innovator (Boulder 2009) and a Google for Education Certified Trainer