Our Education Team

Betty Norton, M. Ed.
Head of School

For almost 20 years, Betty Norton worked for Broward County Public Schools where she taught middle school students and later concentrated on special populations included Gifted and Exceptions Student Education (ESE) classrooms and Title I schools.  

Motivated to bring even more value to the students of Broward County, Betty pursued and earned a National Board Certification in 2004 and a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction in 2007, while concurrently dedicating her time to increase academic achievement in the district’s middle and high schools. She worked at the district level from 2005-2016. She worked for Core Curriculum as a curriculum developer and then in 2009 transferred to the dept of Accountability. In both cases, she was assigned to low performing schools (D-F schools) and led a team of district support to evaluate, design, and implement school improvement plans and met with great success. Betty also provided training for faculty and administration. 

Keen to learn more about virtual and remote education, Betty also spent seven-and-a-half years working for both Broward Virtual School and Florida Virtual School before embarking on her career at Xceed Preparatory Academy, where she served as Head of Schools for Coral Springs. When Xceed Anywhere opened in 2020, Betty was tapped to lead the global virtual campus and since then, has become a go-to expert in online, remote and virtual education, having been featured in Parents Latina [PENDING], Thrive Global and on numerous family and lifestyle blogs.  

Betty earned a Bachelor of Science in Secondary English Education from the University of Central Florida and a Master of Science from Capella University. 

Connect with Betty Norton on LinkedIn here.

Brent Goldman, Ed.D
CEO

A former public school educator, Dr. Brent Goldman has always been passionate about teaching and learning. However, as a young teacher, he quickly recognized that the traditional model of education was—and still is—antiquated and he knew there had to be a better way to help students learn.

So, 25 years ago, Dr. Goldman left public education to co-launch and lead pioneering private schools including The Sagemont School in Weston, Smart Horizons Career Online Education and now, Xceed Preparatory Academy and Xceed Anywhere.

As a recognized leader in innovative education, he has been profiled in the FloridaTrend 500, Thrive Global and Authority Magazine for his commitment and dedication to providing a personalized and flexible learning environment for Xceed students focused on subject mastery, not seat time or testing standards. Both Xceed Preparatory Academy and Xceed Anywhere were also recently recognized nationally on NBC News for its academic teams’ unique hybrid collaboration across all five schools.

Dr. Goldman earned a Bachelor of Arts from The College of William and Mary and both a Master of Science and Doctor of Education from Nova Southeastern University, where he is often a featured speaker at the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education.

Connect with Dr. Goldman on LinkedIn here.