Enlightium Academy Leadership

Enlightium Academy was created and led by the pioneering vision of our founder, Elena V Solodyankin. Our highly skilled experts in distance learning, curriculum design, instruction and assessment have created a wealth of tools that help teachers ensure they are building the right skills at each stage, in a manner appropriate for each student’s individual learning style.


Elena V Solodyankin, M.Ed.  Founder & Executive Director

Elena V Solodyankin, M.Ed.
Founder & Executive Director

Elena Solodyankin has more than 25 years of experience in the field of education. She founded the online program in 2003, which is now Enlightium Academy. She has led the school to become a premier provider of customized distance learning for grades 3–12. Mrs. Solodyankin has spoken at numerous educational conferences about the need for personalized Christian education and how she applied it to raising her 3 biological and 5 adopted children.

She holds a M.Ed. in K-12 Guidance & Counseling from Whitworth University and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in leadership at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Throughout her career, she has been devoted to the principle that within the hearts and minds of children and their families is an endless source of inspiration, caring and learning.

Learn more about Mrs. Solodyankin’s Calling to Education and Passion for Christian Education.

Aleksandr A. Solodyankin, CMA School Manager

Aleksandr A. Solodyankin, CMA
School Manager

Aleksandr graduated from Whitworth University Cum Laude with a B.A. double major in accounting and marketing and is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). He has worked in the education field since 2006 in the capacity as a math teacher, chief financial officer, and school manager.

He is a lifelong learner, passionate about helping others reach greater heights in all realms of life. A foundational principle of his is that each individual is made in the image of God, has intrinsic value, and God-given abilities, that to steward God’s creation well, must be further developed and used for God’s glory.

Learn more about Mr. Solodyankin’s passion for helping children reach their full potential in his three-part blog series: Showing God’s Grace and Unconditional Love in Your Family, Realizing that You are Fearfully and Wonderfully Made, and Principles that Allow for Growth in God’s Will.

Irina N. Martin, M. Ed. Assistant Administrator

Irina N. Martin, M. Ed.
Assistant Administrator

Irina began her education career as a secondary English teacher in a traditional classroom two weeks after graduating with her bachelor’s degree from Pensacola Christian College. Three years later, she obtained her Master of Educational Administration degree and began working for Enlightium Academy.

During her six-year tenure at Enlightium, Irina has worked tirelessly on developing policies and structure for a fast growing institution. She is looking forward to many more years of service at Enlightium as she is nearing her ten-year anniversary in the education field. Among other roles, Irina primarily oversees all key processes and functions of the academy.

AdvancED Accreditation

AdvancED Accreditation

Our accreditation status validates the equivalency of diplomas and certificates to other accredited schools and universities.
Anytime Learning

Anytime Learning

Learn online from anywhere in the world no matter if you're in San Antonio, Texas or Syndey, Australia.
Anytime Enrollment

Anytime Enrollment

Any time is a good time to start. At Enlightium Academy, you can begin courses whenever you want with our year-long open enrollment.
Christian Worldview

Christian Worldview

Teach your student the values of Christian living with Bible-based curriculum and teachers who promote Godly character.