" I have had a vision for the past 20 + years on how to bring that awareness to students and to help bring the education and tools to empower both our students and teachers around STEAM careers and the integration of technology in education." Find Laurie on LinkedIn.
Larry Bloom, Finance Committee
As a father of four children and a husband of an elementary school technology teacher, I have been and continue to be exposed to the positive and negative effects of technology in the classroom on a daily basis. As a Chief Financial Officer for the last 30 years, I have been and continue to be exposed to the positive and negative effects of technology in the workplace on a daily basis. It is an honor to be associated with such a worthy endeavor.
Mark Koffsky, Finance Committee + Legal Team
"Working with the WCTDs team, I get to apply my passion and talent in the legal field for an amazing mission to educate and inspire students in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) careers." To learn more about Mark: http://koffsky.com/
Michael Teal, Director of Operations
I grew up with the prospect of technology making life better. Working with We Connect the Dots allows me to help people recognize their learning style. Combining that with the introduction of new ways to learn, and collaborate. This will help students understand what is out there, giving them an idea of the jobs and what they like to do before getting to far into a career. Find Michael on LinkedIn.
Allison Bloom, Volunteer Manager
I was a late blooming life long learner. It wasn’t until I was a teacher that I learned that learning could be fun. Finding a desire to know more about educational technology fostered my passion for learning even further. When I became involved with We Connect The Dots I knew right away it was a great fit. To kindle the love of learning through the use of technology is a vision we both share. Find Allison on LinkedIn.
Jamie Trujillo, Web + Design
"My uncle introduced me to technology. He gave me a computer and said 'There is nothing you can do to this that I can't fix, so have fun!' I am here to help support We Connect the Dots through good design and engaging web experiences." Find Jamie on LinkedIn
Shannon Hoesing, Program Development
"A long time advocate of "real-world" training, I am excited to be part of a program that goes beyond theory by providing participants with the opportunity to learn through hands-on training with industry professionals and educators. I believe this program will empower students to pursue a career path that leverages their potential."