Advisory Board

Charles Benjamin Hawley

Charles Benjamin Hawley, a Civil War Reenactor with Company B, 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment since 1991, Mr. Hawley has spoken to schools, government agencies, and numerous civic organizations throughout the country about Blacks in the Civil War. Mr. Hawley’s great-great-grandfather, Orrin B. Hawley, was a member of the 29th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Regiment (Colored). Mr. Hawley is on the board of The United States Colored Troops Living History Association (USCTLHA), The United States Colored Troops Institute, Hartwick College, Oneonta, New York, The Robert Smalls...

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Thomas Daccord

Thomas Daccord, Co-Director of EdTech, is an educational technology specialist and author of Best Ideas for Teaching with Technology: A Practical Guide for Teachers by Teachers and The Best of History Web Sites. A veteran “laptop teacher” who instructed in a wireless laptop environment for seven years, Mr. Daccord has been featured in the Boston Globe (“Making Tech Connect,” December 29, 2003) for his contributions to teaching with technology. He has worked with schools, districts, and colleges in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia and presents on educational...

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Robert E. Willett

Robert E. Willett is the Field Director of the Westchester-Putnam Council of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). He began his career with the Boy Scouts in 1978 and has worked in the following areas: Rochester NY, Boston MA, Greenwich CT and Westchester County NY. He has a B.S. in History from the State University of New York at Brockport and attended the University of Missouri, concentrating in youth agency administration. Mr. Willett is an Eagle Scout elected to the Order of the Arrow and has earned the God and Country award. He is an active leader at the Second Congregational Church in...

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Christopher Tate

Director of Technology

Christopher Tate

Christopher Tate, is the Associate Minister at Second Congregational Church in Greenwich, CT. He has a degree in drama with honors from Stanford University, and a Master of Divinity from Yale University. He has a work background in Interactive Instructional Design and has invented patented education applications for delivery over the Internet. In his current position, Chris has extensive experience working with young people in grades 6-12. Chris serves on the executive committee of the Greenwich Fellowship of Clergy, as well as on the board of directors for the Summer Theatre of New Canaan.

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Gerald L. Mayfield

Gerald L. Mayfield worked for over 40 years in the telecommunications industry in investing, managing, developing businesses, marketing and consulting. He served as a Venture Partner with Accel Partners where he advised and developed venture funded companies. He served on the Board of Directors of several companies with nominating, compensation and special committees. He directed telecommunications consulting projects for several dozen large international organizations. He also advised state (Connecticut) and foreign governments (British Government and National Health Services) on...

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