Christopher Harrington, PHD – COO

Dr. Harrington is an executive who is experienced with leading the development and growth of start-up companies. In 1999, he worked with Mr. Licopoli to launch the NAFL. Then in 2013, he founded, and is the President of the eLearn Institute, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Additionally, Dr. Harrington is the Chief Executive Officer of Harrington Education Associates, LLC, a corporation he established in 2012. He has served as an advisor to dozens of school districts across the nation regarding strategies for the design and implementation of blended and Online learning programs, including the nationally recognized Quakertown Community School District for which he was the Director of Virtual Education Services.

Dr. Harrington’s has approximately 23 years of professional experience as both a teacher and an administrator in the Pennsylvania public school system. His career required him to create and oversee the implementation of successful systems and processes in an inherently challenging environment. Additionally, Dr. Harrington was an adjunct professor for Immaculata University and Kutztown University where he taught technology leadership, instructional technology integration, and network infrastructure courses.

Dr. Harrington has worked on local, regional, and national committees with iNACOL, and various other education-based organizations aimed at transforming education through the use of technology. Additionally, Dr. Harrington assists the Colorado Department of Education with the review of virtual school applications.

Dr. Harrington earned a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Immaculata University, and holds a Master’s degree in Instructional Technology, a Bachelor of Science degree in Education, an Assistant Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility, a K12 Principal Certificate, and an Instructional Technology Specialist Certificate.

Dr. Harrington also earned CETL certification from the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN). Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL) certification is awarded to K-12 education technology leaders who demonstrate mastery in the knowledge and skills needed to define the vision for and successfully build 21st century learning environments in school districts.