Chief Executive Officer
Director of Operations
Director of Finance
Director of Accountability
Dr. Glenda Washington
Director of Communications
Director of Information Technology
Manager of STEM Programs
Mr. Ashish Vadalia is a career educator with 11 plus years of teaching in both a traditional AACPS high school and a public charter school. He worked as a lead chemistry teacher, Advanced Placement & International Baccalaureate science teacher, and plethora of other stem related courses such as Algebra and Statistics. In addition to being an educator, Mr. Vadalia, was an instructional leader while at Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter school. During his tenure he pushed for increased hands-on labs and activities, increased student-centered lessons, and digital literacy.
Mr. Vadalia has a Bachelors in Chemistry from UMBC and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction with a focus on advanced international education from George Mason University. Throughout his career, he coached students for a variety of local and national science competitions including, Science Olympiads, Seaperch, FLL robotics, and AASHTO National Bridge Builder. He has advocated for the importance of extracurricular activities to enhance student learning. Another unique aspect Mr. Vadalia brings to the Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation team is his experience working with Anne Arundel County and the State Department of Education on Curriculum and Instruction.
Mr. Vadalia participated in a multitude of meetings and workshops when Maryland was switching to the Next Generation Science Standards. His experience both writing curriculum and assessments has allowed him to provide school teams and additional resources when collaboratively planning for instruction.