Faculty & Management
We attribute much of ED Anywhere's success to our outstanding faculty and management. Please click on the links to view the descriptions on our Executive Management and staff members listed below.
Philip Singh, Founder & President of ED Anywhere (Education Anywhere)
Mr. Singh has an M.A. in Counseling Psychology/Adlerian Psychotherapy and post graduate work in Christian Counseling & Biblical Therapy. He has 20+ years experience in project and program research, design, analysis, and development of Alternative Educational and Vocational/Independent Living programs, Marriage & Family Counseling, and Adolescent crisis care. He has also counseled and supervised over three thousand at-risk adolescents, 500+ families, and over 300 couples. Mr. Singh has performed extensive research in alternative learning methods which led to the development of an innovative, web-based learning program geared towards at-risk adolescents. He has also developed and coordinated services with human service agencies, mental health centers, social service agencies, health departments, law enforcement agencies, and public schools to meet the needs of at-risk population and their families. Mr. Singh is also a Adjunct Professor at Washington Adventist University's Graduate Program. He teaches Marriage & Family, Theories and Practice of Psychotherapy, Counseling Techniques, and Adolescent Psychology. Mr. Singh has also been a pastor at several SDA Churches over the past 6 years and currently minister as a lay pastor in 2 churches. Mr. Singh has special training and certifications in the following areas:
- Development, training, coordination, and management of: Direct Care Adolescent Programs; Parenting Programs; Volunteers and Interns Programs; Family Therapy Programs
- Accountabilities Based Sanctions member (ABS)
- Charter Member of the local Juvenile Crime Enforcement Coalition (JCEC)
- Chair for Family Assessment Planning Team FAPT (Multi-agency team)
- Manager's group of professional clinical staff in providing direct care case management, individual & group therapy, coordinate multi-agency services, and crisis intervention & management
- Member of American Association of Christian Counselors
- Certification for coordinators of multi-family Nurturing Programs/Active Parenting Group (Trainer for Trainers)
- Virginia Medication Administration Certification
- Certification Organizational volunteers program
- Certification for Intervention with Victims of Occult Crimes and Ritual Abuse
- Certification non-violent restraints and interventions C.P.I.
- Mood Altering Drugs (MAD)/Substance abuse awareness and interventions training
- Leadership Skills Series for Managers/Administrators
- Crisis intervention/mediation counseling
- AIDS/HIV/HIB/STD's Awareness and intervention training
- Mid-Atlantic Network of Youth & Family Services member (MANY)
- Thorough knowledge of Federal, local, and state guidelines/standards for fire safety, Health Department standards for food storage and use, medical care, and facility maintenance
- Computer and internet based educational program development and coordination
- Served on CORE and Modular audit team
- Specialized computer applications including Ed. Software, Physician Desk Reference, RHY/MIS, Juvenile Tracking System
- Caring for Teens God's Way
- Marriage Mentoring Trainer for Trainers Certification
- Marriage Work's Training Certificate.
- Creation Research Certificate
- Christian Apologetics Certification
- Pastoral Counseling Certification
- Biblical Counseling & Therapies Certification
Terrance Hill, Curriculum & Instruction Consultant
Mr. Terrance Hill has been in the education field for 34 years. In addition to being a teacher for many years, Mr. Hill also served in various administrative functions such as Principal and Assistant Principal for several schools. He also served as the Director of Secondary Education for Loudon County which contains 56 instructional campuses serving over 35,000 students. Mr. Hill holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in History & Social Science from Newbold College in Berkshire, England. He also holds a master’s degree in education from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He has also performed post-graduate work at the George Washington University, School of Public Administration.
Dr. Joseph Gurubatham, Advisory Board
Dr. Joseph E. Gurubatham is president of Griggs University/Home Study International, Silver Spring, Maryland. His academic preparation included baccalaureate and graduate degrees in office administration, business management and higher education earned from Spicer College, India, Washington Adventist University, The Pennsylvania State University, and The Catholic University of America. Prior to assuming the presidency of Griggs University/Home Study International in 1989, Dr. Gurubatham served Columbia Union College as Director of Admissions and Registrar and Vice President for Academic Administration. He has also taught management and education courses.
Dr. Gurubatham serves as a member of several corporate, educational and accreditation boards. Since 1990, he has served as an officer of the Board of Trustees of the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) and has provided leadership internationally in the evaluation and accreditation of distance education universities.
Sheryl Singh, Office Manager
Mrs. Singh graduated from Columbia Union College with a BSRN. She works part-time as a Critical Care Charge Nurse at Washington Adventist Hospital's ICU for the past 14 years. She is involved with home school parents and churchs in the tri-state area.
Matthew Burcik, Math/Science Teacher
Mr. Burcik graduated from Blue Mountain High School, PA in 1996. Attended Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Education with a specialization in Chemistry. He taught at Hamburg High School in Pennsylvania and Eastlea Community School in London, England. He has taught for 5 years in both Pennsylvania and London. He is also completing his Master's of Science Education program at Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania.
Deborah M. Serrano , Math/Science Instructor
Mrs. Deborah M. Serrano currently resides with her husband and two children in Pennsylvania.
For high school she attended Laurel Brook Academy in Tennessee her freshman year, and Highland View Academy in Maryland her sophomore through senior years.
Her college education took place at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan where she received a BS in Chemistry, a BA in Spanish, a math minor, and secondary education certification. Most of her educational classes were taken at Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, Maryland, over the course of several summers. She is certified by with the following endorsements: Chemistry, Biology, Math, Spanish, Junior High English, and Junior High History.
After graduating from Andrews University in 1995, she taught grades 5-8 in Cohansey S.D.A. Church School in Bridgeton, New Jersey.
She worked in the University of Illinois’s Chemistry Department in their Safety and Hazardous Department as a secretary/technician. She gained much practical and valuable information which she was later able to incorporate while teaching and implementing safety rules and issues to her high school students during their science lab experiments.
During 1997-2001 and 2002-2003 she was employed at Garden State Academy in Tranquility, NJ. Over the course of those five years, she taught 13 different classes. She taught Chemistry and Physics all five years, Spanish I four years, Physical Science three years, Pre-Algebra two years, and the following classes one year: Honors Chemistry, Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, Algebra I, Health, Life skills, and World History. She also substitute taught Spanish II for two months for a teacher on maternity leave.
While at GSA she helped sponsor the 1998 senior class, and the for the next three years sponsored the 2001 class. She served on the Academic Standards Committee for four years. One and often two nights a week she tutored hers and other teachers' students. She occasionally tutored during the summer as well. She has actually been tutoring since high school, sometimes as a job, sometimes just to help out. At GSA she was a faculty parent to as many as 15 students per school year, where they planned monthly activities that were done as a group. In 2000 she helped plan and orchestrate a conference-wide science fair. She was a member of Adventist Science Educators Association and has been nominated three times for Who's Who Among American Teachers (sixth, seventh, and eighth editions).
Brian M. Martin, Social Studies Instruction & Curriculum Development
Mr. Martin is the Social Studies teacher at ED Anywhere. He recently graduated from Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA with his Bachelor's degree in Education. Mr. Martin also holds both a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management and Social Studies. He is new to the district after spending time teaching in Southern Spain and is excited about the many opportunities that the area has to offer.
Elizabeth Cook, Director of Adminssion, Records, and Guidance
Mrs. Cook has B.S. (chemistry) and M.Ed. (special education) degrees from the College of William and Mary and a J.D. from George Mason University. She has professional licenses in teaching and law in the state of Virginia. She has taught in public, private and clinical settings. She has experience with gifted students as well as students with intellectual and emotional disabilities. She has three children who exhibit a range of abilities as well. Her own children also add perspective to her daily experience. Her other work experiences include disability rights advocacy and patent law. She also enjoys teaching swimming, particularly to adults to whom she can explain swimming in terms of physics.