Dr. Karen M.S. Hiltz served on the Franklin County School Board in Virginia, where she created The Apple Report to communicate with constituents. Dr. Hiltz holds a BS and MBA in Management and an EdD in Leadership Studies. She served in the U.S. Navy prior to entering the education environment 12 years ago by teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She was appointed to the Virginia Western Community College (VWCC) Local Advisory Board, served on a private school board, education non-profit boards and has published many articles on education.