Vegas Faculty

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 Jennifer Kloczko @jkloczkoJennifer Kloczko is an elementary principal at Natomas Charter School in Sacramento who has spent the last 16 years teaching and learning with amazing students and teachers in Northern California. She is also an Area 3 Writing Project Teacher Consultant and leads K-12 professional development in literacy, technology and the Common Core. She was a CUE Rockstar presenter and presented recently at the 2013 Fall CUE conference and Annual CUE conference in Palm Springs. She is passionate about technology and the power it has to connect us– to other classrooms, to authors, and to the world. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys reading, hiking, and playing with her crazy puppy Lola. Jennifer blogs at Learn. Lead. Sparkle. or follow her on Twitter at @jkloczko.
 Sam Patterson @patue Sam Patterson MFA EdD.
In his 12th year of teaching Sam moved from high school English to K-5 technology. He blogs, chats, and loves all things connected EDU. Sam believes in fun learning and uses puppets and robots to teach anything he can.
 Greg Pitzer @edtech2learnGreg is a former middle school science/ technology teacher who believes in learning in every interaction and sharing knowledge with the world. I’m a recovering biochemist who has 8 years of experience teaching in the classroom, 5 years as a NASA education specialist, and have worked the last 4 years in education technology at Santa Clara County Office of Education and Cupertino school district as Coordinator of Instructional Technology. I have implemented a 1:1 ipad program, led the migration to Google Apps and provided professional development to hundreds of teachers. As a member of the curriculum and Instruction team at Santa Clara COE, I helped a county-wide initiative to roll out CCSS to 26 districts and was a member of the STEAM planning committee. I’ve presented and led workshops at CUE, ISTE, NSTA, USDLA and other state conferences around the country.
 Doug Robertson @TheWeirdTeacherDoug Robertson has been an elementary teacher from 3rd to 6th grade and from Southern California to Hawaii to Oregon. At each of the three schools he's worked he has been an engine for change, experimentation, and joy. Last summer he presented at the SDE National Teachers Convention on Differentiated Instruction on using Dr Seuss in the classroom and this year he spoke at The University of the Pacific to the current class of student teachers with a presentation entitled, "So You’re a Student Teacher OR: How to Succeed in the Classroom While Working Your Tail Off". In Sept. he will be presenting "Teaching the Weird Way" at the Holistic Teaching and Learning Conference in Ashland, OR. He is also an author, having written the highly reviewed and fun educational philosophy book, "He's the Weird Teacher". He is also moderator of #WeirdEd every Weds @7PST. When he runs the world education will be rock and roll, unicorns, and rainbows.
 Trisha Sanchez @techishtrish Trisha Sanchez is a 7th grade Language Arts teacher in El Dorado Hills, California. She has been teaching for over 14 years and in that time has taught every content area. She is a Leading Edge Certified Online/Blended Teacher and a Google Certified Educator. Trisha has been part of a 1:1 Chromebook pilot this year and will soon be developing and providing professional development for her district. She works hard to provide engaging learning experiences every day that challenge her students to not only learn, but have fun. Additionally, Trisha has been known to scream at the top of her lungs just so she will be chosen as a participant for Iron CUE. Her passion is education and education is her hobby.
 John Wick @johnwickJohn Wick is the principal of Christ Cathedral Academy in Garden Grove California. He is a doctoral candidate in the field of Educational Leadership with a specialization in teaching and learning theory. He has served as a principal for two years and an assistant principal for three years. Prior to this he was a technology coordinator for five years teaching students from Kindergarten through 8th grade. He has also served as a middle school studio arts teacher. John has presented at state and international conferences about ethical considerations of technology (California Educational Research Association; Association of Christian Schools International [2011]). Ever forward thinking, John believes in dramatic changes to current pedagogical practices to help students thrive and he believes that every teacher has the power to make a difference. John blogs at and can be found on twitter: @johnwick.
 Robert Hochberg @rhochy06 First and foremost I am an educator for sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students. I have been teaching for 9 years and have taught all subjects. 2 years ago I started a 1:1 “BYO Laptop” program in our middle school. I am also the Director of Technology for our school and provide PD for our faculty.
Since my school is a small I decided to get involved in CUE to better myself professionally. Since becoming involved in CUE I have been elected as a member of the Gold Coast CUE Board of Directors and have presented at multiple CUE conferences. I have also been selected to present at events for the Ventura County Office of Education. I co - moderate #7thchat on twitter and was an organizer of the inaugural edcampVC this past April.
 Kristen Beck @teachteKBeck Kristen Beck is a Curriculum Coordinator for Auburn Union School District, a TK - 8 district in the Sierra Foothills above Sacramento.  She was a classroom teacher for 23 years in grades 3 -  8.  Incorporating Google Apps for Education into student and teacher learning is something she has been doing for many years.  Kristen is passionate about integrating Common Core standards and mathematics to make real world connections to students and their lives.  She is a writing project and math project fellow and integrates literacy into math frequently.  She has presented on this topic and many others online and at local and state conferences. In her current position, she is facilitating the roll out and use of Google Apps for education across the district and focusing on building teacher leaders.  Her passions are blogging, spending time with her family, and constantly learning from and with others on twitter, Google+, and anywhere else she can.
Amy Harris@aharris224
Amy Harris has been teaching in the Buckeye Union School District since 2004.  She has her masters degree in Educational Technology.  Amy has been on the Tech Comittee for her district since 2006, is currently helping her district train other teachers using Google Apps for Education, and piloted Chromebooks with her 4th and 5th grade blend class for the 2013/2014 school year.  Amy is enthusiastic and driven to integrate technology along with Common Core Standards in her classroom, and to also help other educators with the transition.