Josh Daniels has a passion for education and educational models that empower parents. He works in the charter school sector helping shape public policy to ensure online schools in America are able to serve students. Josh is also a policy advisor for Libertas Institute where he has worked on a variety of government reform proposals including local government issues and school choice. Previously, Josh served as a senior aide to US Congressman Pete Olson in Houston TX and is also a combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom where he served as a Sergeant in the United State Marine Corps. Josh studied economics, business, and political science at Brigham Young University and has a J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center.
Alen is a life-long educator, with 19 years of progressive growth and leadership responsibilities within private and public education. Alen is passionate about having exponential, scalable hyper-growth impact on organizations and people, and in helping others find success in teaching and learning!
Alen graduated with a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Arizona State University, and an undergraduate degree in Secondary Education from the University of Oklahoma. Alen is a former History teacher, charter school administrator, curriculum and assessment director, and for the past 5 years has worked in the Education Technology sector (working with some of the largest school districts and consortia in the country on technology adoption projects and Blended Learning programs, including the UEN and USBE on the statewide adoption of Canvas LMS and Nearpod in K-12 schools/districts as part of the Digital Teaching and Learning initiative).
Alen (with his wife, Marilyn) are raising their family of 4 girls (ages 18 to 5) in Draper, UT. They love musicals, watching their daughters dance, sing, and cheer. They are also die-hard Oklahoma Sooner fans (a by-product of graduating from OU and marrying a Physics professor’s daughter), so you can generally find them cheering on a variety of Sooner sports teams. Boomer Sooner!
Faculty Mentor, Trustee at Large