Team Members

Facilitators

Jason Borgen
Chief Technology & Innovations Officer, Santa Cruz County Office of Education

Jason has worked in the K-12 environment for close to 20 years--First as a teacher focused on creating an environment beyond brick and mortar learning. Jason spent many years following by supporting school administrators across California with effective ways to leverage technology to lead 21st century schools as part of the statewide Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership (TICAL) project as well training teachers in transformative practices in their classroom. Jason spent 3-years in leading curriculum and technology programs in a small school district in the Silicon Valley. Currently, Jason is leading Technology, Innovation, and Communication at the Santa Cruz County Office of Education as the Chief Technology & Innovation Officer is former president of the Board of CUE, INC. Board of Directors – a non-profit focused on inspiring innovation in education. Jason is Google Certified Trainer and Google Certified Innovator. He is also certified trainer in the Leading Edge Certification program and helped develop the curriculum for the program. Follow him @jborgen.

Stephanie Sumarna
EdTech & Innovation Teacher on Special Assignment, Santa Cruz County Office of Education

Stephanie Sumarna has been in education for more than 11 years. She started as a middle school CORE teacher in Gilroy, teaching an integrated course on English Language Arts and Social Studies. From there, she went on to work as both an upper and lower elementary teacher. She joined the Santa Cruz COE team in 2020. Her life as an educator changed when she attended her first CUE Conference in the Spring of 2014. She has always been passionate about utilizing EdTech and innovative teaching practices to support her students, but it was at this conference that she realized there was a bigger world of like minded educators. She implemented Genius Hour in her third grade classroom at Bonny Doon Elementary School right away and never looked back. At the Santa Cruz County Office of Education she is realizing her dream of building networks within her community to foster that same excitement for what school could be. Stephanie works with both the Educational Services and Tech+ Teams to help bridge curriculum and technology as an EdTech and Innovation Coach. She aims to support, empower and inspire teachers and administrators. Follow her @StephSumarna.

Bri Hodges
Learner Centered Collaborative, Director, Strategic Partnerships

Passionate educator-leader with demonstrated success promoting and leveraging the practical application of technology in the classroom to facilitate innovative learning experiences and achievements. Combines classroom management and teaching experience with educational background in curriculum and instruction, focusing on instructional design and technology. Skilled in the design of challenging, enriching, and innovative activities that address the diverse interests and needs of students, utilizing technology to strengthen and individualize the teaching and learning process. Prior experience in the corporate sector with exposure to strategic planning, budgetary oversight and analysis, staff leadership and training, high-level relationship development, and communications. Follow her @bhodgesEDU.

Katherine Goyette
CUE Lead Learner

Katherine Goyette has been an educator in California’s Central Valley for nearly twenty years and is the author of The Complete EdTech Coach: An Organic Approach to Supporting Digital Learning. She inspires educators across the globe via speaking engagements, consulting services, and content creation. Katherine serves as the Educational Technology & Integrated Studies Consultant for a county office in California where she engages teachers, coaches, and administrators in active professional learning grounded in solid pedagogy regarding topics including technology integration in the classroom, project-based learning, interdisciplinary learning, computer science integration, social emotional learning, and universal design for learning. Follow her @kat_goyette.

Participants

Sacramento County Office of Education

Jenn Kunkle - Vice Principal of Court & Community Schools

Jared Amalong - Director of Computer Science and Digital Learning

Tawny Reinhardt - EdTech Coordinator

Jessie Storrs - Librarian/Media Instructor

Joe Linehan - Assistive Technology Specialist

Andrew Brooks - Directory of Computer, Network, and Telecommunication Support

Santa Clara Unified School District

Rachelle Burnside - Secondary ELA/HSS/AVID TOSA

Stephanie Rothstein - Innovation TOSA

Joe Ayala - Director of Technology

Santa Cruz City Schools - Bay View

Shelby Dong - Teacher

April Porterfield - Librarian

Kristen Cameron - ELD TOSA

Hailee Lawton - Teacher

Santa Cruz City Schools - Gault

Katy Scowcroft - Teacher

Daniel Bickham - Teacher

Barbara Lawrence - Library and Media Technician

Erin Asamoto - CS/EDTech Coach

Aidan Lawrence-Devine - Teacher

Amariah Hernandez - Principal at Gault Elementary

Scotts Valley Unified School District

Robert Atkinson - Teacher

Lori Gentile - Directory of Business Services

Patricia Dyc-O'Neal - Teacher

Allison Baumsteiger - School Counselor

Soquel Union Elementary School District

Edward Curzon - Teacher

Patricia Dickerson - Teacher