Center for Teaching, Learning, and Leadership
Dr. Lisa L. Heuvel
is Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Leadership, overseeing the research, development, and production of K–adult education programs and products. Dr. Heuvel also facilitates the development of major outreach education-based programs across the Foundation and with external partners.
is the Peter L. and Patricia O. Frechette Director of Teacher Professional Development. She develops, reviews, and evaluates on- and off-site Teacher Development programs and has collaborated with more than 120 school districts to develop programming and grant proposals for private and governmental funding. Since 1990, she has implemented the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute which as of 2015 has welcomed more than 8,500 participants. She has presented at the National Council for Social Studies Conference, state affiliate organizations, and Teaching American History Conferences.
is the Operations Manager. She is responsible for the integration of technology and media into on- and off-site professional development programming. She also develops middle-school programming, two-day workshops, and day-to-day operations of the Teacher Institute and Teaching American History Workshops.
Henry (Andy) Engel
is a Coordinator-Trainer. He organizes Teacher Institute weeks and on- and off-site workshops throughout the year. In his previous position in Colonial Williamsburg’s Group Interpretations, Andy developed and facilitated both customized educational group visits and staff training.
Dr. William (Bill) Fetsko
is an instructional and curriculum specialist who assists with conferences, development and editing of resources, and teacher professional development programming. He spent 35 years in public education as a high school history teacher, district social studies supervisor, and curriculum coordinator before serving the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation since 1997 as a consultant and volunteer.
Claire De Lisle
is an Editor-Writer with a lifelong fascination with history. She writes, edits, and publishes the Teacher Gazette e-newsletter, manages the Colonial Williamsburg Education Facebook page and CWFlearn Twitter, manages the Colonial Williamsburg Education Resource Library, and writes and edits content for the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Leadership and departments across the Foundation.
is the Senior Coordinator-Trainer. Kelly organizes Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute weeks and develops programs for middle- and high-school teachers based on The Idea of America. She also organizes and maintains the current Master Teacher Ambassador program, representing teachers nationwide.
is a Coordinator-Trainer. She organizes Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute programs as well as on- and off-site customized workshops. Alicia teaches a wide variety of workshop sessions on topics ranging from women’s history to the use of material culture and primary sources in the classroom, and technology integration. She also portrays several characters, including a World War II nurse and abolitionist Angelina Grimké Weld.
is the Administrative Assistant for Teacher Professional Development. He is responsible for the support and development of programming for Teacher Institute and the various off-site workshops done outside of Colonial Williamsburg.
is the Registrar for Teacher Professional Development. She manages the database for registration and assists with creating the Institute programs and on- and off-site workshops in the registration system. Valerie has worked with the Foundation in different areas for more than two decades.