BIO

DeLaina Tonks is the Executive Director of the award-winning Mountain Heights Academy.
 
She is a frequent presenter on open educational resources and online learning, and has been featured at national and international conferences speaking on topics such as creating open content, leveraging data-driven instruction, and implementing best practices for online teachers.
 
DeLaina earned a PhD Instructional Psychology and Technology at her initial alma mater, Brigham Young University.
 
DeLaina is originally from Utah, but spent two years in Tahiti when she was in first and second grades, a summer abroad in Mexico after high school, and 13 years teaching in beautiful Columbus, Ohio.
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