Randall Pepper Elementary School is one of two Fontana Unified schools to compete in the World Robot Olympiad Friendship Invitational in Aarhus, Denmark. The school combined with German and Nigerian students to win the International Friendship award. Randall Pepper fourth-grader Mariah Torres and her coaches, Jeff Rich and Alice Strout and Engineering for Kids directors [...]
Potrero School math teacher Elizabeth Torres served as principal of Wright School’s Summer STEAM program, overseeing 300 K-7 students who used the four-week session to learn science concepts and participate in musical theater. Torres discusses the importance of summer school and the challenges of preparing for an administrative role during the final weeks of the [...]
In 29 years as Director of the Pioneer High School Summer Math Academy and Escalante Program – an accelerated math program for middle and high school students – Pioneer math teacher Javier Gonzalez has channeled the groundbreaking teaching approach of his friend and mentor, former Garfield High School calculus teacher Jaime Escalante, whose exploits were [...]
Whittier Union Adult School Principal Dr. Margie Moriarty discusses career technical education opportunities (including its acclaimed bus driver training course), Love and Logic parenting classes, the school’s partnership with Rio Hondo Adult Education Consortium and her dual role as the top administrator for Frontier High School.
Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC), discusses highlights from the keynote speech of VADM Forrest Faison, the Navy Surgeon General, at last week’s SDMAC Breakfast. Balmert talks about upcoming SDMAC Breakfast speakers; the July 24-26 NDIA Gold Coast Conference; and the October rollout of the annual SDMAC-sponsored San Diego [...]
Jess Kearney, Union-Tribune Deputy Sports Editor, and Steve Brand, Awards Director for the San Diego Sports Association, are joined by Joe Kremer, football coach at St. Augustine High School. Kearney and Brand preview the summer’s top high school sporting events.
Bassett Adult School Principal Albert Michel discusses the school’s new GED testing center that will open in the fall, its three high school options that can lead to a diploma, its seven career technical education programs (which include the acclaimed electrician certification program), the major facilities upgrades underway at the campus and the thrill of [...]
Guest 1: ECOLIFE ConservationBill Toone, Founder of ECOLIFE Conservation, talks about the organization’s mission and historic involvement in conservation; its work in classrooms across the country; and its outreach in Mexico, Africa and San Diego County. Guest 2: Doors of ChangeJeffrey Sitcov, Founder of Doors of Change, discusses his organization’s 18 years of helping homeless [...]
Guest 1: Piper, Inc. Melissa Belardi, Chief Academic Officer, for Piper, Inc., discusses Piper’s mission to provide equitable access to STEAM education by demystifying technology for students, teachers and families. Belardi talks about Piper’s recent recognition of “Best in Show” at the recent International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference; the company’s Command Center; [...]
Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC), is joined by leaders and sponsors of the 2019 NDIA Gold Coast Conference that will be held July 24-26 at the San Diego Convention Center. Mike Parente and Jim Lasswell, NDIA Board members, and Edward Spenceley, SVP of Business Banking for Bank of [...]