Staff Directory

Please click on a section below to view department members.

Leadership Team
Executive Director

Sheryl Weinberg
Executive Director
sherylw@serrc.org
907-586-6806

Sheryl leads SERRC. Her 39 years in education and administration in Arizona and Alaska include classroom instruction, program development, university teaching, and special education administration and supervision. At SERRC since 1993, Sheryl served as the Special Education Administrator and Associate Director before being named Executive Director in 2007.

Associate Director

Julie Staley
Associate Director
julies@serrc.org
907-586-6806

Julie manages SERRC’s programs to ensure that the agency offers high quality services. She directs SERRC’s Federal Programs department, and oversees out-of-school time programs and The Learning Connection. Working in education and administration since 1978 and at SERRC since 1992, Julie has extensive experience supporting the educational needs of Alaskan schools.

Director of Finance and Operations

Teri Hoover
Director of Finance and Operations
terih@serrc.org
907-586-6806

Teri is responsible for SERRC’s financial and operational activities and for supervising the agency’s financial services to school districts. Teri grew up in Yakutat and became the business manager for the Yakutat School District during her senior year of high school. She has worked for SERRC since 2002.

Administrative Support

Ernestine Jack
Receptionist
ernestinej@serrc.org
907-586-6806

Ernestine worked with Chatham School District for 12 years before moving to Juneau and joining SERRC in 2018.

Administrative Assistant

Cindy Johnson
Administrative Assistant
cindyj@serrc.org

Administrative Assistant

Pat Bock
Administrative Assistant
patb@serrc.org
907-586-6806

Pat has worked at SERRC since 2003, and as an Administrative Assistant/Registrar for Alaska Close Up and Career Connections since 2004. She coordinates aspects of bringing students and chaperones to Juneau for week-long residential camp sessions providing students hands-on experience with State Government and various career tracks.

Program Assistant

Erin Konstantinow
Program Assistant
erink@serrc.org

A former high school art teacher, Erin has been with SERRC’s Special Education department since 2012.

Business Services & Finance
Director of Finance and Operations

Teri Hoover
Director of Finance and Operations
terih@serrc.org
907-586-6806

Teri is responsible for SERRC’s financial and operational activities and for supervising the agency’s financial services to school districts. Teri grew up in Yakutat and became the business manager for the Yakutat School District during her senior year of high school. She has worked for SERRC since 2002.

Accounts Receivable/Payable, Grant Manager

Ruth Gundersen
Accounts Receivable/Payable, Grant Manager
ruthg@serrc.org
907-586-6806

Ruth is responsible for SERRC’s district contracts, receivables, grants management/reimbursement and payroll for SERRC and business service clients.  She provides support to the Finance Director and other SERRC staff.  Ruth’s career at SERRC began almost 30 years ago as a job co-op student when she was in high school.

 Finance Office Assistant/Employee Benefit Coordinator

Carolyn Phillips
Finance Office Assistant/Employee Benefit Coordinator
carolynp@serrc.org
907-586-6806

Carolyn joined SERRC in February 2014 as Juneau’s Administrative Assistant.  In July 2015 Carolyn began working in the finance office.  She processes all SERRC accounts payable invoices and reconciles the monthly credit card statement.  Carolyn also assists the Finance Director with employee benefits, including plan changes and enrollments.

 

School Finance Accountant

Kaleb Rehfield
School Finance Accountant
kalebr@serrc.org
907-586-6806

Kaleb supports SERRC’s business service clients, and his duties include payroll, accounts payable, grant reporting/reimbursement and cash management. 

Technology Operations
Technology Director

Ryan Stanley
Technology Director
ryans@serrc.org
(907) 523-7272

As SERRC’s Technology Director from 1999 to present, Ryan has built and directed the TechOps team which serves as the IT department for nine rural Alaskan school districts and five non-profit agencies. He is responsible for overall technology coordination and planning as well as budgeting, grant writing, technical and workflow solutions design, professional development, project management, and systems/network engineering. Ryan earned his Masters in Public Administration from the University of Alaska in 2014, with a research focus on policy and management in rural Alaskan schools, network infrastructure development, and organizational behavior and efficiency.

Brian Gelfand

techops@serrc.org
907-523-7290

Brian has been part of the TechOps teams since joining SERRC .

 

Technology Operations Specialist

Nathan Rogers
Technology Operations Specialist
techops@serrc.org
907-523-7290

Nathan is an accomplished Alaskan traveller and a jack-of-many technology trades.

Technology Support Associate

Nick Vonda
Technology Support Associate
techops@serrc.org
907-523-7290

Nick is a new father and a technology wizard with a knack for detail, style, and hardware.

Technology Support Specialist

Michaela Guyot
Technology Support Specialist
techops@serrc.org
907-523-7290

When Michaela enters a room, technology just starts working.

Federal Programs
Associate Director

Julie Staley
Associate Director
julies@serrc.org
907-586-6806

Julie manages SERRC’s programs to ensure that the agency offers high quality services. She directs SERRC’s Federal Programs department, and oversees out-of-school time programs and The Learning Connection. Working in education and administration since 1978 and at SERRC since 1992, Julie has extensive experience supporting the educational needs of Alaskan schools.

E-Rate

Kela Halfmann
E-Rate Coordinator
kelah@serrc.org
907-349-0651

Kela works as SERRC’s E-Rate Coordinator and provides E-Rate services to school districts with contract coordination, required state and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) form preparation and filing, Program Integrity Assurance (PIA) reviews, appeals and audit support, funding issue resolution, and document retention.

Kela has over 30 years in the educational field, including public relations, marketing, communications design, distance delivery, professional development, technology instruction, and website construction.

Facilities
Out-of-School Time Programs
Associate Director

Julie Staley
Associate Director
julies@serrc.org
907-586-6806

Julie manages SERRC’s programs to ensure that the agency offers high quality services. She directs SERRC’s Federal Programs department, and oversees out-of-school time programs and The Learning Connection. Working in education and administration since 1978 and at SERRC since 1992, Julie has extensive experience supporting the educational needs of Alaskan schools.

Professional Development / Project CREATE / PASSAGES
Project CREATE and PASSAGES Director

Gerry Briscoe
Project CREATE and PASSAGES Director
gerryb@serrc.org
907-349-0651

Gerry directs Project CREATE and PASSAGES, which are both funded by an ANEP grant to develop and use cultural indicators for Alaska Teacher Evaluation. Gerry is also the Director of Professional Development at SERRC, helping districts and schools to customize their unique professional development needs. His 40+ years in education in Colorado and Alaska has given him extensive experience as an elementary teacher, principal, literacy director, technical assistance for AK DEED with the Alaska Comprehensive Center, and Alaska liaison to the National Center on Teacher Quality and the Center on Innovation and Improvement. He has worked for SERRC since 2006.

 

Education/Cultural Specialist

Martha Gould-Lehe
Education/Cultural Specialist
marthag@serrc.org
907-349-0651

As staff to SERRC’s Project CREATE and PASSAGES, Martha developed cultural indicators for the Alaska Cultural Standards. She offers professional development and training for the Marzano Teacher Causal Evaluation Model, Alaska Cultural Standards and Indicators, and Common Core ELA. She has more than 25 years of classroom experience, and received the BP 2000 Teacher of Excellence Award.

Education Specialist

Marianne Shealy Dobbs
Education Specialist
marianned@serrc.org
907-349-0651

Marianne works as an educational specialist for Project CREATE and PASSAGES, Alaska Native Education Program grants to develop cultural indicators for the AK Cultural Standards for Educators for teacher evaluation. She also assists districts integrating technology in classroom instruction and helping redesign the teacher evaluation process. Marianne is a nationally certified trainer in the Marzano Model of Teacher Evaluation, and she offers Alaska Standards training in math.

Special Education Services
Program Manager

Emily Dwyer
Program Manager
emilyd@serrc.org
907-349-0651

Administrative Assistant

Cindy Johnson
Administrative Assistant
cindyj@serrc.org

Gail Greenhalgh
Special Education Director
gailg@serrc.org
907-349-0651

Program Assistant

Erin Konstantinow
Program Assistant
erink@serrc.org

A former high school art teacher, Erin has been with SERRC’s Special Education department since 2012.

Communications
Communications Director

Melissa Griffiths
Communications Director
melissag@serrc.org
907-523-7269

Melissa has worked in marketing and communications or adjacent fields since 2008, including as a PR specialist, a reporter and as a communications specialist at SERRC in the past. Beyond her skills and experience, she draws on a passion for storytelling and art to share SERRC’s important work with the world. She is a graduate of Willamette University in her home state of Oregon and has called Juneau home since 2007.

Alaska Close Up and Career Connections
Administrative Assistant

Pat Bock
Administrative Assistant
patb@serrc.org
907-586-6806

Pat has worked at SERRC since 2003, and as an Administrative Assistant/Registrar for Alaska Close Up and Career Connections since 2004. She coordinates aspects of bringing students and chaperones to Juneau for week-long residential camp sessions providing students hands-on experience with State Government and various career tracks.

Driver’s Training
The Learning Connection (TLC)
Southeast Regional ABE Program Coordinator and Instructor

Jeff Smith
Southeast Regional ABE Program Coordinator and Instructor
jeffreys@serrc.org
907-586-5718

Jeff grew up near Cleveland, Ohio, where he attended Kent State University. He is a certified Secondary Social Studies instructor. Before joining SERRC and TLC, Jeff taught for three years at a public school in Tuntutuliak, a rural village in the Lower Kuskokwim School District.

MASST Coordinator

Susan Bus
MASST Coordinator
susanb@serrc.org
907-523-7271

Susan coordinates the Mature Alaskans Seeking Skills Training (MASST) Program for Southeast Alaska. She has spent all her adult life in Alaska and has worked as a vocational counselor, case manager, adult education instructor, and program coordinator. She has been with SERRC since 2001.

Joyanne Bloom

joyanneb@serrc.org
907-586-5718

Joyanne has worked for SERRC for many years, primarily facilitating educational programs in government, English as a second language and adult education. Currently, she teaches math at The Learning Connection and is the evaluator for a Native Education Grant.

JobX Youth Job Developer & Computer Instruction Coordinator

Kate Prussing
JobX Youth Job Developer & Computer Instruction Coordinator
katep@serrc.org
907-586-5718

With over 20 years of experience with SERRC’s Learning Connection, Kate Prussing helps both older youth and adults improve their employment opportunities through career guidance, technology skill improvement and links to training programs such as the Juneau Construction Academy and JobX.

Patte Harding
English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructor, ABE Instructor and Volunteer Coordinator
patteh@serrc.org
907-586-5718

Patte co-leads The Learning Connection and is also an Adult Basic Education Instructor. She provides individualized and small group instruction in reading and writing skills. Patte’s approach to teaching is to help people see their own strengths and value all of their abilities.