John Seelke

Board Member

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Dr. John Seelke, PhD currently serves as an Instructional Specialist for Secondary Mathematics in Montgomery County Public Schools. Dr. Seelke has had a 20 year career in education, including 10 years as a middle and high school math teacher and numerous years spent in teacher preparation education at the University of Maryland. In 2007, Dr. Seelke was honored to win the Presidential Award for Excellence and Math and Science Teaching, representing the District of Columbia. He has a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Duke, a master's degree in secondary education from Boston College and his doctorate is in education policy and leadership from the University of Maryland.

Dr. Seelke is also actively involved in his local community. He serves as the Neighborhoods chair of the Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board and has supported his daughters' PTA at both elementary and middle school as well as done service with his local church, St. Camillus Catholic Church. A film lover, Dr. Seelke has been a member of the American Film Institute for years. He particularly is a fan of AFI's documentary film festival, AFI Docs, that annually comes to the Washington, DC area. He is passionate about providing opportunities for young people to use documentary film to tell their personal stories.