As IT Training Manager, Annie DeLeon oversees and coordinates corporate training opportunities, computer lab rentals, and the Microsoft Office Specialist exams. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a strong foundation of education-related work experience with organizations such as University of California at Berkeley, Northshore School District, and Edmonds Community College. For over ten years, Annie co-owned and managed a graphic design and desktop publishing business that created and produced newsletters for Overlake Hospital Medical Center, the Alzheimer's Association of Western and Central Washington State, Trammel-Crow Building Management, and Evergreen Hospital.
Mariann Farrell is the graphic designer for Web and print at the Puget Sound Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology. A PSCTLT employee since 2000, her responsibilities include overseeing the Center's overall style as well as creating a unique visual identity for each of the project groups within the Center. She has designed and produced the Center‘s Web sites, project logos, marketing materials, conference banners, posters, e-newsletters, CD covers, mousepads, annual reports, and replication guides.
As a BFA graduate of the Maine College of Art, Mariann began her formal design career as a jewelry designer/metalsmith transitioning to digital interactive media and graphic design in the late 90’s.
Molly is the first person that visitors to our office meet at the front desk. In addition to helping keep the office running smoothly, she spends much of her time providing support for the National Girls Collaborative Project. Listserv management, newsletters, event planning and overseeing the mini-grant process are a few of her responsibilities. She is also supporting the regional expansion of the Northwest Girls Collaborative Project. Molly is an Eastern Washington native but has made the Puget Sound area her home for the past 9 years. She holds a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences from the University of Washington-Tacoma.
Les Foltos, Ph.D.
Les Foltos is the Director of the edLAB division of the Puget Sound Center. Prior to this, he served as the Director of Instructional Technology for Seattle Public Schools from 1990 to 2001. Les led the development and implementation of the District’s K-12 Instructional Technology Plan, including the training program to provide teachers with necessary technical skills and teaching strategies to infuse technology into the curriculum. He has also played an important role in shaping statewide professional development programs by helping to shape the Smart Tools Leadership Academy and the Technology Alliance’s Instructional Technology in Education Task Force Report in 1998. He is a frequent speaker at national and regional conferences including the NECC and Microsoft’s Connected Learning Community Summit and Anywhere, Anytime Learning Conference. Les earned a Ph.D. in American History from University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and has six years of teaching experience at the university level.
Shane Hendrix is an application developer for the Puget Sound Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology. Shane has eight years of experience working with Web application programming and databases. Prior to joining the Center, he worked for the City of Seattle on the SafeHarbors project developing a Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). This was preceded performing similar development responsibilities at companies such as Real Networks, Edgar-Online, and Humongous Entertainment.
Matt Huston is the New Tools Group Program Manager at the Puget Sound Center. At the Center since 2003, Matt has worked as a Distance Learning Specialist and Online Learning Manager. Prior to joining the Center, Matt worked as an online instructional designer, course developer, and facilitator for online, asynchronous courses. Matt is a graduate of Concord Consortium's advanced facilitation course and a veteran online and face-to-face English teacher and professional development specialist. Nowadays he concentrates his professional energies on leading a Center group that helps develop innovative, meaningful ways to integrate new tools into a variety of diversity-focused, teaching and learning contexts.
Shelee King George
Shelee King George, M.A. Ed. Admin is a Program Specialist for the Puget Sound Center's edLAB division. She is responsible for the coordination and implementation of the curriculum and activities for several of Puget Sound Center’s professional development initiatives. Shelee has been a facilitator for the Peer Coaching program and has served on its advisory team since its inception.
Shelee has 25 years of experience in public education as a classroom teacher, an adjunct university professor, a technology integration specialist, and a facilitator for professional development programs. Working with a team at the Mukilteo School District, Shelee collaborated to plan, design, and implement a technology competency program for teachers. She also served as a member of the Professional Development Cadre for the State of Washington’s Office of the Superintendent for Public Instruction (OSPI).
Shelee frequently presents at conferences and events and continues to provide on-site, e-mail, and voice support for the educators she networks with. She delivers the Peer Coaching Facilitator Training to educators world wide helping them build capacity for professional learning. She has a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration with a Technology Endorsement from Seattle Pacific University.
Carrie is a member of the Evaluation & Research Associates of the Puget Sound Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology. Prior to joining the Center, she worked on qualitative-based evaluations of a university science outreach program at Ethnography & Evaluation Research in Boulder and on large scale research projects at the L.A. Unified School District. Carrie did her undergraduate work at Occidental College and has an M.A. in Educational Psychology from the University of Colorado.
Karen Manuel, M.A.Ed. is Director of the TechREACH program and an Evaluator with the Evaluation & Research Associates at the Puget Sound Center. She has over nine years of experience in education, teaching technology and job skills to youth, and managing K-12 school improvement initiatives. She has managed partnerships, programs, and professional development initiatives that improve the teaching of science, technology, and math in K-12 schools. Karen has expertise in conducting focus groups and evaluating conferences, training, and initiatives focused on increasing girls’ interest in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Karen Meyer, M.Ed. is a Curriculum Developer and a Peer Coaching master trainer. Karen is involved in several of the Puget Sound Center’s programs. She is the lead curriculum designer for the Peer Coaching Program, an international staff development program that is part of the Partners in Learning Program sponsored by Microsoft. She is currently designing curriculum for TechREACH, an after school program for middle school students.
For over 20 years, Karen has been involved in K-12 education. Karen’s work experiences include: technology curriculum specialist, classroom teacher, adjunct university faculty, and instructional designer. She is one of the creators of: New Tools Teaching with Technology, a video-based staff development program that showcases teachers integrating technology into their classrooms. She is a graduate of the University of Washington with a M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction focusing on instructional design. Karen frequently presents at the National Staff Development Council’s annual conference.
Heather Moss is the Program Manager of the TechREACH program at the Puget Sound Center. She has over ten years experience in education, teaching, and managing programs. Prior to joining the Center, she was a middle school science teacher. Heather lives in West Seattle with her husband, toddler son, and their boarder collie.
As the Program Coordinator for PSCTLT’s education work including Microsoft Peer Coaching, Jill Perkins provides support for the international and domestic areas of the program. She also provides support for the TechREACH program. Before joining PSCTLT, she worked for nearly five years at a Seattle biotech company in the Quality Assurance department. In her spare time, Jill enjoys gardening, travel and spending time with her family and friends. Jill has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology/Social Service from Seattle Pacific University.
Karen A. Peterson
Karen A. Peterson, M.Ed. is the Executive Director for the Center, Director of the Diversity in Technology Group, and an Evaluator with the Evaluation & Research Associates. She has managed two U.S. Department of Education grants designed to provide professional development opportunities to Puget Sound area teachers and serves as Principal Investigator on the National Science Foundation grant “The National Girls Collaborative Project”.
For over 20 years, Karen has been active in education as a classroom teacher, university instructor, pre-service and in-service teacher educator, program administrator, and researcher. Serving as Western Washington University’s first "Internet Librarian," she assisted teacher education faculty and students in the integration of technology into K-12 classroom teaching. She currently serves on the board of SMARTgirls, a Seattle-based non-profit organization that develops and administers programs designed to increase girls’ interests in math, science, and technology. A graduate of the University of Washington, Bothell campus, her Master’s thesis focused on gendered attitudes towards computer use in education.
Vicky's work experiences include: classroom teacher, library media specialist, adjunct university instructor, technology integration specialist, program manager, program evaluation and technology coach. Serving as a technology integration specialist, she co-developed and implemented a comprehensive program of teacher technology competencies that focused on the integration of technology into K-12 classrooms. She also created and managed a pilot program to help librarians collaborate with classroom teachers to infuse project-based learning activities into their classrooms. Vicky has worked on several evaluation projects including a federal DOE grant, a NSF project and many independent program evaluations. A graduate of Nova Southeastern University, her Doctorate is in Instructional Technology and Distance Education.
Bev Walker, Office Manager
Tim Wiseman provides network administration and technical support for all PSCTLT programs and services. Tim has a Bachelors degree in Industrial Technology from the University of North Dakota, additional course work in Education, and is an A+ and Network+ Certified Professional. Prior to joining PSCTLT, Tim served as a Software Test Engineer for Microsoft and a Network Administrator for the Sacred Heart School system.