About Us

Dave Scahill

About The Discovery Source

Our mission at The Discovery Source is to create solutions with and for our customers to help them achieve their goals. We believe our materials and professional development services can transform teaching & learning, taking your program to new heights. We do this by creating & producing innovative materials with expert educators, and by partnering with high quality manufacturers & publishers to find the best materials for your needs.

Dave Scahill | President & CEO

We would like to thank everyone who has supported us these past couple of years while launching our company, and we look forward to working with you in years to come! — Dave Scahill —

Shawn Scahill
Shawn Scahill is the Vice President of Research and Development and Strategic Planning for The Discovery Source. Shawn is a co-founder of The Discovery Source and dedicated to ensuring all of our products and services are aligned with our philosophy and mission. Shawn has traveled most of the world and brings a global perspective to our company.

Patrick ScahillPatrick Scahill was brought onto The Discovery Source as an Executive Producer & Project Manager in Early 2019. In his new role with The Discovery Source Patrick will be in charge of helping create and develop and execute our new business plan.

He will also be assembling teams to run our Marketing, Sales and Operations divisions as well as optimizing and streamlining internal systems to keep up with company expansion.

Patrick received his Degree from San Francisco State University, traveled to most of the US and many countries throughout the world and we are excited the he brings all of his experiences and world views to The Discovery Source.

Denise ScahillDenise Scahill is on the Board of Directors, as the Vice President of The Discovery Source, and is a primary adviser to the company.

Denise has been actively involved within the educational industry for over 20 years working with McDougal Littell, Houghton Mifflin School Division, Great Source, and Study Island/Archipelago Learning.  In 2017, she joined Kodo Kids as the National Sales Director.

Our Authors

Dr. Karge

Dr. Belinda Karge

Dr. Belinda Karge is a Professor of Doctoral Studies at Concordia University Irvine and Professor Emeritus from California State University, Fullerton. Over her career, she has made numerous presentations to groups of school district employees, keynoted conferences, and provided professional development to overseas educators. She is an expert in research based instructional strategies and has authored five curriculum texts, four book chapters, 125+ articles and numerous grants (totaling 20+ million dollars).

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The Discovery Source Leadership

Dr. Cynthia Stephens and Mary K Widener

Dr. Cynthia Stephens is Executive Director of the Leadership and Education Effectiveness Group (The LEEG). She is a former principal and central office program supervisor. Stephens and The LEEG team consult nationally
with schools, districts and educational organizations for continuous improvement in school and district effectiveness, human capital leadership development, teaching and learning excellence and equity, leadership coaching and development, and board and community engagement. Stephens was previously Division Director for Workforce Development, Recruitment and Research in the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.

Mary K Widener is a recognized principal who has led staff members and communities to excellence or transformation toward excellence in a diversity of schools labeled in many categories including low performing, high performing, middle class, affluent, high poverty, and/or high minority. Widener is a certified Client Facilitator for Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. She is an experienced mentor and coach for teacher and leader candidates in educator preparation programs and coaches for in-practice school leaders.

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