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  • Director of FLEx: Dr. Kate Maxlow (

  • Instructional Design Specialist: Dr. Jennifer Thomason (

  • Family Support Specialist: Gary Skeen (

  • Technology & Marketing Specialist: Jennifer Lockett (

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Who We Are

Dr. Kate Maxlow

FLEx Program Director

HCS Director of Innovation & Professional Learning

Dr. Kate Maxlow began teaching in 2004 and has worked as a third- and fourth-grade teacher, an instructional coach, an educational consultant, a virtual teacher on Outschool, and a professional learning coordinator. She is passionate about instruction that is FUN and brings learning to life. She loves trying out new ideas for learning games on her husband and children, who are almost always good sports about it.

Dr. Jennifer Thomason

FLEx Instructional Specialist & 3-5 Curriculum Lead

HCS Digital Learning Specialist

Dr. Jennifer Thomason has been in education for twelve years, ten of which were teaching 5th grade. She loves collaborating with teachers to brainstorm innovative ideas to use in the classroom virtually or in person. She has a passion for science, curriculum, and ensuring equity for all students. In her freetime, she enjoys reading, watching Hallmark movies, going to the beach, and going on adventures with her family and friends.

Belinda Flucker

FLEx K-2 Curriculum Lead

HCS Digital Learning Specialist

Belinda Flcuker is currently enjoying her seventh year in education. She previously taught history to some of the brightest and most inquisitive young people she knows. Her favorite things about education are building relationships and creating engaging learning experiences for students. She's also a busy mom to the best little boy she knows and two cats who make her laugh each day.

Gary Skeen

FLEx Family Support Specialist

HCS Virtual Partnership Specialist

Gary Skeen is in his 12th year as a Virginia educator. During his career, he has taught music as a band director across the Commonwealth at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. His favorite aspect of education is building a classroom community that works together and where every student feels supported. He is an avid college football fan and is always cheering on the Tennessee Volunteers every fall.

Jennifer Lockett

FLEx Family Technology & Marketing Specialist

HCS Virtual Partnership Specialist

Jennifer Lockett has been in education for 19 years and has taught 8th grade and 5th grade. One of her favorite things about teaching is watching students see connections between what they are learning and their lives. She enjoyed completing her student teaching in a DoDEA school in Wiesbaden, Germany.