Director of Distance Education
Sarah Means has been working or studying in the field of education and art for the last 15 years. After graduating from Salisbury University with a degree in Art and Education, she taught in both public and private institutions in Maryland and worked in the private sector. She has experience teaching in both art and academics in public programs and programs for homeschoolers.
She is married and has 3 boys that are distance learners. They all enjoy reading lots of books, art, music and snow sports together. As an avid reader, studying homeschool curriculums became one of Sarah’s major interests. Following her interests, in 2014, she joined DaVinci Academy as an educational specialist in their distance program. In 2016, Sarah began working as the distance programs curriculum specialist, offering her the opportunity to merge both work and personal interests.
Curriculum Developer & Specials Day Coordinator
Chelsea Whitby has been working both formally and informally in the field of education for the past 17 years. After 7 years in severe special ed, she did a year of Americops service as a literacy coach in an inner city school working with reluctant readers and writers and teacher support. That is where she decided she wanted to combine her love for struggling students and literacy. She went on to get her masters in Language Literacy Education at Texas Tech University. Chelsea's professional interests include behavior management, teachers support, educational technology, and curriculum design. She loves the challenge of finding new and engaging ways to teach topics to kids- especially those with challenging behaviors or aversions to particular topics. Her newest passion is literacy in math and science education. Chelsea is excited to be designing and coordinating the curriculum development for the on-site specials day classes. She is married and has two children in the DaVinci Distance program.