Senior Executives

John R. Phillipo, Chairman/Chief Executive Officer

Dr. John Phillipo is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Center for Educational Leadership and Technology (CELT). CELT assists schools and universities in linking 21st century educational reforms with the effective use of information technology. Dr. Phillipo is nationally and internationally recognized as a resource consultant for learning organizations, businesses, and state/federal departments of education on issues related to architecting and implementing a "digital” infrastructure in support of contemporary teaching, learning, and management. He has taught graduate courses, authored journal articles, and made numerous presentations on interactive and virtual learning technologies and their impact on student achievement and educational leadership. Dr. Phillipo is a former science/math teacher and school administrator. He has served as director of a national technology "lighthouse” program for at-risk youth, as well as a developer/demonstrator for three nationally validated (USDOE/OERI) education technology programs. Two of these programs received a Presidential award for their outstanding public/private sector partnerships. He has coordinated several national research projects focused on using web-based decision support systems to improve the development of curriculum and management of learning. He coauthored the article: Learning Management System: The Missing Link and Great Enabler. Dr. Phillipo completed his doctoral degree studies at the Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education in the area of administration, planning, and social policy.

David Krongard, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President for Business Development

Mr. David Krongard is CELT’s Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President for Business Development. Mr. Krongard is responsible for coordinating CELT’s corporate business development activities, including partnership development, branding and marketing, territory growth, opportunity prospecting, and proposal production. In this capacity, he has worked with hundreds of the nation’s school districts, state departments of education, global philanthropic foundations, and thought leaders in the education technology community. During his tenure at CELT, Mr. Krongard has also led CELT’s operations team in support of the company’s field-based staff and consultants. Since joining the company in 2006, David has worked closely with CELT staff on client deliverables, technology and reform research, and project management. Prior to joining CELT, David worked in research and knowledge management.
Mr. Krongard earned a BA in English from the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA and serves as an advisor to several local education non-profits.