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Meet the Ed Tech Team!

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Kelly Sain

Kelly is the Director of Educational Technology in Boulder Valley School District.

As an award winning educator, Kelly is committed to ensuring that technology enhances, engages, and motivates students to learn. She draws from many diverse experiences focused on educational technology: a classroom teacher, an educational consultant, a university instructor and a district K-12 technology leader. She has a long history in staff development, focusing on integrating technology into teachers' curriculum and classroom so that students create, investigate, connect and learn via digital environments.

She has connections through professional learning communities by serving as a board member for Innovative Education Colorado (InnEdCO) and a Co-Chair for the planning committee of ISTE 2016 and Co-leader of TLF (Technology Leadership Forum). Kelly is also the recipient of the CALET Outstanding Technology Administrator Award 2015.

She consistently presents at several national and local conferences including ISTE, Rocky Mountain Google Apps Summit, CASE, National School Board Conference, and TCEA. She has also hosted district level professional development in order to create engaging professional learning communities for all stakeholders. She emphasizes putting the digital tools into students hands so they are publishing for authentic audiences while addressing the 4 C’s of 21st Century Skills:

Please contact Kelly at kelly.sain@bvsd.org

You can follow her on Twitter @kjsain or LinkedIn

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Rae Ciciora

Rae is the District Cataloger in BVSD.

She earned a Master's Degree in Library and Information Sciences from the University of Colorado, Denver in 2011. In 2012 Rae assisted with the implementation of a centralized integrated library system, which allows libraries to share resources and catalog records.

Before starting work as a para-educator at BVSD in 2003, Rae has had experience in interpersonal communications (BA from CU Boulder, 1989), US Army National Guard Signal Corps, data management in a telecommunication company, and running an infant/toddler daycare home.

Please contact Rae at rae.ciciora@bvsd.org

Read and follow her blog, Rae-diant

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Zoe Midler

Zoe Midler is the Digital Literacy Specialist for BVSD.

Zoe is an evangelist for meaningful integration of technology at all levels of education. As an Information and Learning Technology (ILT) Director and Teacher-Librarian in the St. Vrain Valley School District (SVVSD) and Google Certified Innovator, Zoe worked with stakeholders to successfully implement programs and initiatives designed to foster technology infused, student-centered learning environments characterized by discovery and collaboration.

During Zoe’s tenure in the SVVSD, she built a modern library/information and technology hub, collaborated with teachers to embed digital fluency and information literacy skills into instructional practices, directed all aspects of a 1:1 computer program, managed a Google Applications for Education (GAFE) deployment, and provided edtech training and professional learning experiences for all members of the learning community.

Zoe has a B.S. in Advertising from the University of Illinois and M.A. in Information and Learning Technologies from the University of Colorado, Denver. She is an endorsed K-12 librarian for the state of Colorado, and has presented at numerous state and national conferences including GAFE Summits, Internet@Schools track of Computers in Libraries, the Texas Library Association, and Classroom 2.0 Live!


Erika Morreale

Erika is an Educational Technology Specialist in Boulder Valley School District.

She has been a lifelong learner serving in elementary classrooms and Ed Tech. Erika has presented at multiple district, state, and national conferences on best instructional practices with technology.

Please contact Erika at erika.morreale@bvsd.org and follow her on Twitter @EdTechErika

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Shauna is an Educational Technology Specialist in Boulder Valley School District. Before joining the Ed Tech team, Shauna worked for over 13 years as an educator in California and Colorado. She began her education career as a fifth grade dual immersion teacher, made the transition into secondary instruction as a high school Spanish teacher, and also had the opportunity to teach undergraduate Spanish classes at the university level. As a Spanish teacher at Boulder High School, Shauna successfully implemented a blended learning model and 1:1 Chromebook program; she also designed and led several professional development trainings in GAFE, Schoology, and Web 2.0 tools.  As a BVSD Technology Contact, leader of her school Technology Committee, and member of the 21st Century Cohort 3.0, Shauna has developed a real passion for educational technology and strives to incorporate the 4 C’s into education (communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking).

Shauna obtained her B.A. in Spanish Language and Literature from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA),
BCLAD Teaching Credential from San Diego State University, and M.A. in Hispanic Linguistics from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has presented at several conferences such as Innovation Education Colorado, Rocky Mountain Google Apps Summit, the Southwestern Conference on Language Teaching, and various PD sessions for Boulder Valley School District.

Please contact Shauna at shauna.polson@bvsd.org and follow her on Twitter @ShaunaPolson


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Jared is an Educational Technology Specialist in Boulder Valley School District.

As a Spanish teacher for nearly a decade, he focused on the effective integration of emerging technologies in order to support student learning and create immersive experiences.  Even in his teaching role, Jared represented his department and school on various technology committees, worked as a Google Ninja for BVSD, and conducted numerous PD training sessions for his fellow colleagues.

Jared is excited to share his lifelong passion for technology and experience as a classroom teacher, and looks forward to working with the BVSD community on a larger scale.

Please contact Jared at jared.riesel@bvsd.org


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Aubrey Yeh

Aubrey is an Educational Technology Specialist in Boulder Valley School District.

Aubrey began her career in BVSD as a music teacher for 1st-12th grades, focusing on student leadership and relationship building through technology integration.  In her teaching role, she also chaired her school's technology committee, led professional development, and was a member of the 21st Century Cohort 4.0.  She has also served as the webmaster for various schools in BVSD for several years.  In addition to teaching, she has worked as a principal for the summer learning program.  Aubrey is excited to continue to explore the wonderful world of educational technology and share her passion with the BVSD community!

Please contact Aubrey at aubrey.yeh@bvsd.org and follow her on Twitter at @ms_a_yeh.