"Education First" Advocate Profiles
Mary Schrader Lasica is a classroom teacher with ten years experience teaching in Sacramento area schools. Six years ago, she was exposed to the Internet during her graduate studies, and has been wired ever since. For the past five years, Mary has been working with educators around the state developing and demonstrating effective uses of technology in education.
Lately, the focus of these technologies has been use of web-based resources and communication tools on the Internet and videoconferencing for learning.
Some of Mary's most popular workshops:
Linda Uhrenholt taught in the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District for 20 years before joining the Pacific Bell Education First team. Her teaching assignments have included Science, English, and Physical Education. Linda is a graduate of Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. She also holds an administrative credential from California State University at Hayward.
Serving as a California Mentor Teacher for five years, she developed an expertise in staff development, specifically in the integration of technology into the curriculum. She was the first educator in her district to use the Internet in the classroom. As an Education Advocate, Linda presents at all types of educational conferences including the 1998 "National Library and Computer," the 1997 "National League of High Schools," and "California Computer Using Educators."
Tom taught in the Poway Unified School District for 21 years before joining the Education First Team in 1996. During his tenure in Poway, he developed and taught several programs in the Industrial Arts Department. Tom was one the co-creators of the R.E.A.L.World program, an interdisciplinary English, science, and technology program for students at-risk of performing below their potential. In this successful program students worked collaboratively and used technological tools to solve real-world problems.
As an Education Advocate, Tom presents at educational conferences and conducts staff development workshops for educators.
Some of Tom's most popular workshops:
Beth Bustamante is a third-grade, bilingual Spanish teacher on leave from the Montebello Unified School District. She has a Multiple Subjects teaching credential and an M.A. in Computer Education.
She is also a Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) Technology Teacher Leader.
Some of Beth's most popular workshops:
Further details on Pacific Bells Education First Advocates can be found at: http://www.kn.pacbell.com/edfirst/advocates.html