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 has more than 25 years of experience in the field of education. Since founding Enlightium Academy in 2003, she has led the school to become a premier provider of customized distance learning for grades 3–12. Mrs. Solodyankin has been speaking at numerous educational conferences in the US and Eastern European countries 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 Guidance & Counseling k-12 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 idea 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
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.
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.