The educational technology department at IT has been growing this year, with three new members. Educational Technology Specialists Jared Riesel, Ming Scheid, and Aubrey Yeh have all brought their teaching experience and instructional tech skills to the team.
Jared’s favorite part of being an ed tech specialist is blowing teachers’ minds with creative uses of technology to enhance instruction and simplify their lives! He taught Spanish at Fairview High for six years before his love of exploring new technology led him to join IT. Outside of work, Jared enjoys cooking, listening to music, spending time with his awesome wife and daughter, and watching The Office on Netflix. If he didn’t have to work, he would spend his time traveling with his family to Spain or Latin America to keep his Spanish skills strong. Some of Jared’s hidden talents include playing guitar and cooking, as evidenced by his recent first-place finish in the IT Chili Cookoff!
When she was younger, Ming’s dream job was to work at a Sno Cone Shack! After doing that for a year in college, she reconsidered, and taught elementary school for several years before becoming an ed tech specialist. Ming is a fantastic baker, and she says that her goal is to make it through every technical bake from The Great British Baking Show. Outside of work, she loves to cook, be outdoors, cheer for the Dodgers, spend time with family and friends, get crafty, and taste samples at Costco. She would love to someday travel the world with her husband by mapping out places to eat and biking to them!
Aubrey loves connecting with different people from all over the district as an ed tech specialist. Before joining the IT team, she taught music at many schools in BVSD and even enjoyed a stint as a summer school administrator. Outside of work, she loves spending time with friends who have come to the United States as refugees. Apart from that, she also enjoys swimming, reading, rooting for USA Soccer and the San Francisco Giants, keeping her musical skills up, and playing disc golf. If you hand her a mixed-up Rubik’s Cube, she will be compelled to solve it immediately (although this theory has yet to be tested at IT).