San Luis Obispo CUE Board Elections

It’s time to vote for SLOCUE Board of Directors for 2018. Current SLOCUE members may vote for up to four (4) candidates and will receive voting instructions via email December 15th.

2018 Candidate Profiles

Pam Gildersleeve-Hernandez – San Antonio Union School District

Bio

Pam Gildersleeve-Hernandez is the superintendent of the San Antonio Union School District. She served as a classroom teacher for 17 years before becoming an administrator. Pam continues to be inspired by the work teachers do each day with our students.

Statement

Pam Gildersleeve-Hernandez has had the honor of serving on the SLOCUE Board for two terms, assisting with bringing innovative and Ed Tech based professional learning to the Central Coast. She appreciates the opportunity to support the professional learning of both new and seasoned educators in every role that impacts the student experience. She is dedicated to supporting local education partnerships that enhance the resources available to support student and educator success.

John Miller – Chalone Peaks Middle School

Bio

I’ve been a middle school teacher in King City, California for the past 23 years with experience teaching grades 6-8 in every content area. I was awarded an MA in Educational Technology and I love to dive deep into instructional design.

I’ve been recognized as Teacher of the Year for Monterey County and been honored as a finalist for California State Teacher of the Year. In addition to being a CUE Lead Learner and Minecraft Global Mentor and Trainer, I am a Google Innovator and co-author of two Minecraft for Kids books.

Statement

It’s been my pleasure to serve on the SLOCUE Board these past 3 years. We have grown in number, put together several tremendous events across the county, brought in national keynoters such as Alice Keeler, Lisa Highfill, and Alice Chen to share their knowledge, and broken down barriers between districts as we have made new friends. It is my hope, that with your vote of confidence, we can continue to do great things in SLO County.

Terri Rodman – Education Premise LLC, Grover Beach

Bio

Terri Rodman – 22 years K-12 teacher. Three years ago I became part of a team rolling out 800 netbooks in grades 3-6. Solving technology challenges in my own classroom provided the opportunity to teach peers who were shy about using technology. I was so inspired by the power of technology in the classroom, I went back to school and earned my Masters in Instructional Design and Technology at Purdue using their distance learning program. I am a volunteer speaker for SLO CUE, KERN CUE, and Google Summits. You can find some of my experiences and writings at www.educationpremise.com. Thank you for your consideration.

Statement

CUE is the ultimate personal learning network. I appreciate the vision CUE presents to support communities of teachers using technology in large and small venues. I rely on the student centered solutions offered by CUE and their volunteers. As a CUE member, I am afforded the opportunity to learn from others with common experiences and I am encouraged to share my technology successes with others. I am dedicated to contributing to the support and encouragement CUE provides during this transformative time in education. I started learning with CUE with one small coffee shop meeting which lead to speaking at the National CUE Conference in Palm Springs. I value the work necessary to continue CUE’s vision and it would be a high honor to be elected to the SLO CUE Board.

Traci Theis – San Luis Obispo County Office of Education

Bio

Traci lives in Atascadero and is a Senior Coordinator in Educational Technology for the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education. One of Traci’s current areas of focus is using collaboration tools to help teachers be able to create and share curriculum with each other throughout all our county schools. Traci feels it is a great way to partner resources between San Luis Obispo County Office of Education and San Luis Obispo CUE. She wants to help our local teachers in all areas of education technology by providing as many learning opportunities and networks for them to be supported. You may have attended one of our ed tech events in the past few years and we hope to see you at the Innovation Learning Summit in Spring of 2018.

Statement

I hope to continue supporting the SLO CUE Board to help bring professional learning opportunities to our local SLO County educators. You may have attended one of the many ed tech events that have been done in our area such as Ed Tech Connects, Google Connects or Innovation Learning Camp. My goal is to help grow these exciting opportunities to learn from our colleagues and showcase student achievement. Working as the SLOCOE Ed Tech Coordinator and having taught science, math and tech for over ten years, build collaboration events for our districts with the SLO CUE Board. Please watch for further info on the Innovation Learning Summit coming in the Spring of 2018. Thanks for your vote on the SLO CUE Board.