Field Director's Network

The Horatio Alger Association works with educators around the country to promote scholarship opportunities for talented, low income youth. The goal is to have at least one field director serving as the local representative of the Association in every state. Field Directors are able to assist other educators with questions about Horatio Alger Educational Programs.

Click on a state below to find your field director.

The Association is currently seeking Field Directors in the states that are appearing in red.


Mr. Ron Nicola
Title: Vice Principal, Retired
Organization: Livermore High School
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Kay E. Baker
Title: Director, Retired, Pat May Center, Staff Development Center
Organization: HEBISD
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Dr. Mack D. Armstrong
Title: Assistant Executive Director, Retired
Organization: Washington Association of School Administrators
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Mr. Michael Whellams
Title: Principal, Retired
Organization: Incline and McQueen High Schools
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Alaska Field Directors

Ms. Sara R. Moore
Title: District Career Counselor/Specialist
Organization: Kenai Peninsula Borough School District
City: Soldotna
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Arizona Field Directors

Ms. Emily Britton
Title: The Leona Group LLC
Organization: Director of Quality Schools Initiatives
City: Phoenix
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Arkansas Field Directors

Mr. Jonathan Williams
Title: Counselor
Organization: Malvern High School
City: Malvern
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California Field Directors

Ms. Pamela A. Lee
Title: Instructional Assistant, Retired
Organization: Laurel High School
City: Los Alamitos
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Mr. Ron Nicola
Title: Vice Principal, Retired
Organization: Livermore High School
City: Walnut Creek
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Colorado Field Directors

Mr. Rashaan Davis
Title: Social Studies Teacher/Student Senate Advisor
Organization: Highlands Ranch High School
City: Highlands Ranch
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Connecticut Field Directors

Ms. Gloria Haney
Title: Counselor
Organization: The Sound School
City: New Haven
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Delaware Field Directors

Ms. Mary Jo H. Timmons
Title: Guidance Director, Retired
Organization: Sussex Central High School
City: Dagsboro
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District of Columbia Field Directors

Sister Helen McCulloch
Title: Director of College Counseling
Organization: Archbishop Carroll High School
City: Washington
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Florida Field Directors

Ms. Pamela Masters
City: Pompano Beach
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Georgia Field Directors

Dr. Douglas Wright
Title: Youth Apprenticeship Director
Organization: 12 for Life Coordinator Carroll County School System
City: Carrollton
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Ms. Patti Ireland
Title: Executive Director Emeritus
Organization: Southern Association of Student Councils
City: Stone Mountain
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Hawaii Field Directors

Ms. Eleyne Fia
Title: Career/College Counselor AVID Site Coordinator
Organization: James Campbell High School
City: Ewa Beach
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Illinois Field Directors

Mr. Jonathan Chaparro
Title: Recruitment Specialist, 2004 National Scholar
Organization: Teach for America
City: Chicago
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Mr. Michael Tow
Title: Teacher, 2000 National Scholar
Organization: Carbondale Community High School
City: Carbondale
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Indiana Field Directors

Ms. Sandy Hillman
Title: Assistant Principal
Organization: Center Grove High School
City: Greenwood
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Iowa Field Directors

Mr. Rex Kozak
Title: Principal
Organization: East Marshall School District
City: Le Grand
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Maine Field Directors

Mrs. Amy L. Hubbard
Title: Science Design and Development Specialist
Organization: Measured Progress
City: Limington
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Maryland Field Directors

Mrs. Karen Crawford
Title: Assistant Executive Director
Organization: Maryland Association of Student Councils
City: Falling Waters
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Massachusetts Field Directors

Mr. Paul Branagan
Title: Principal
Organization: Middleboro High School
City: Middleborough
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Michigan Field Directors

Ms. Amicia Gomez Bowman
Title: Program Manager/2009 National Scholar
Organization: National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good
City: Saline
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Minnesota Field Directors

Ms. Mary Beth Ebert
Title: Retired Teacher
Organization: Oakland Junior High School
City: Eagan
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Mississippi Field Directors

Dr. William H. Dodson
Title: Former Superintendent
Organization: Pearl Public Schools
City: Pearl
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Ms. Erma Gay Jones
Title: Retired Social Studies Department Chairman
Organization: Pearl Public Schools
City: Pearl
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Missouri Field Directors

Ms. Pamela Gilliland
Title: Guidance Counselor
Organization: Alton High School
City: Alton
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Nebraska Field Directors

Mr. Mark Murphy
Title: Principal
Organization: Centennial Public School
City: Lincoln
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Nevada Field Directors

Ms. Ambrosia Crump
Title: Social Worker II/2004 National Scholar
Organization: Clark County Social Services
City: Las Vegas
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New Hampshire Field Directors

Ms. Brittany Voglino
Title: Liberty Mutual/2005 National Scholar
Organization: Sales Representative
City: Salem
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New Jersey Field Directors

Ms. Jemima Laurent
Title: 2007 Pennsylvania Scholar
City: Maplewood
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New York Field Directors

Dr. Joan K. Lange
Title: Assistant Superintendent
Organization: Amityville Public Schools
City: Westbury
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Oregon Field Directors

Ms. Patrica Neuenschwander
Title: College and Career Center Coordinator
Organization: Sam Barlow High School
City: Gresham
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Pennsylvania Field Directors

Mr. Jim Finnemeyer
Title: Executive Director, Retired
Organization: Pennsylvania Association of Student Councils
City: Hatfield
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Puerto Rico Field Directors

Ms. Edna Cabrera-Semidey
Title: Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola
Organization: College and Academic Counselor
City: Urb. Santa Maria, San Juan
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Rhode Island Field Directors

Mr. Jacob Weaver
Title: Director of Institutional Advancement & Women's Basketball Coach
Organization: Roosevelt International Academy and Rhode Island College
City: Providence
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South Carolina Field Directors

Mrs. Lola Richbourg
Title: Activities Director
Organization: SCASC
City: Gaston
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South Dakota Field Directors

Ms. Diana Larson
Title: Counselor
Organization: Madison High School
City: Madison
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Tennessee Field Directors

Ms. Katy Valesky
Title: Financial Secretary
Organization: St. George's Episcopal Church
City: Brentwood
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Texas Field Directors

Mr. Doug Brown
Title: Attorney, 1996 National Scholar
Organization: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
City: Austin
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Kay E. Baker
Title: Director, Retired, Pat May Center, Staff Development Center
Organization: HEBISD
City: Hurst
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Texas-Fort Worth Field Directors

Ms. Janet McCarty
Title: Educational Consultant
City: Dallas
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Utah Field Directors

Mr. Kenneth J. Nielsen
Title: Counselor
Organization: Delta High School
City: Delta
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Virginia Field Directors

Ms. Shirley C. Eye
Title: Principal, Retired
Organization: Appomattox County High and Chancellor Middle Schools
City: Fredericksburg
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Washington Field Directors

Ms. Leslie Wornell
Title: Retired
City: Yakima
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Wisconsin Field Directors

Ms. Michelle McGrath
Title: Executive Director
Organization: Wisconsin Assoc. of Student Councils
City: Madison
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Wyoming Field Directors

Mr. Derek Allen Query
Title: 5th Grade Teacher
Organization: Uinta County School District #1
City: Evanston
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