Archive for the ‘Staff Reflections’ Category

Principal for a Day

By Jane Schonberger, Program Ambassador What do “So You Think You Can Dance” judge and “American Idol” executive producer, Nigel Lythgoe, and I have in common? We were both invited to participate in the Santa Ana Unified School District annual “Principal for a Day” event, along with a host of other regional celebrities! Each of […]…

Hooked on Volunteering

By Seth Weinberger We know that the human body is capable of releasing endorphins that result in highs without addictive drugs. Volunteering can induce such a high by creating a euphoric feeling of satisfaction. But not all volunteer efforts create the same highs. Some corporate responsibility activities have a large social benefit even though the […]…

JPMorgan Chase hosts digital-education innovators

Seth Weinberger, Innovations’ founder and executive director, joined education thinkers Joel Rose and Nichole Pinkard today in a discussion at the University of Chicago about the future of technology in education. The three were panelists at a seminar for JPMorgan Chase Private Clients. Rose, co-founder and CEO of New Classrooms Innovation Partners, works with schools to individualize teaching for students. Pinkard, a visiting sssociate […]…

Staff reflections: Cary Zakon

In this series, “Staff Reflections,” we introduce the members of the Innovations for Learning team, who will tell us what brought them to our organization and why they’re excited to do this work.  Today: Cary Zakon, Director of TutorMate Operations. As I enter into my second decade with Innovations for Learning, I am as excited and motivated […]…

Staff reflections: Seth Weinberger

In this series, “Staff Reflections,” we introduce the members of the Innovations for Learning team, who will tell us what brought them to our organization and why they’re excited to do this work. Today: Seth Weinberger, founder and CEO. A good account of Seth’s background and history with IFL can be found here.  He wrote the following […]…

Staff reflections: Caryn Weiner

In this series, “Staff Reflections,” we introduce the members of the Innovations for Learning team, who will tell us what brought them to our organization and why they’re excited to do this work. Today: Caryn Weiner, Co-editor, Publications. I have known Seth Weinberger, Barb Goodman and their family for many years and had the pleasure of […]…

Staff reflections: Frank Spranze

In this series, “Staff Reflections,” we introduce the members of the Innovations for Learning team, who will tell us what brought them to our organization and why they’re excited to do this work.  Today: Frank Spranze, Help Desk Manager. I’m known at Innovations for Learning as a tech guy, but I’ve done a little of everything […]…

Staff reflections: Sybil Anderson

In this series, “Staff Reflections,” we introduce the members of the Innovations for Learning team, who will tell us what brought them to our organization and why they’re excited to do this work. Today: Sybil Anderson, Teacher Ambassador in the District of Columbia. I came to Innovations for Learning in October 2011, after retiring from a long […]…

Staff reflections: Jessica Nasset

In this series, “Staff Reflections,” we introduce the members of the Innovations for Learning team, who will tell us what brought them to our organization and why they’re excited to do this work. Today: Jessica L. Nasset, Teacher Ambassador in Seattle My dream was always of being a teacher. I can remember back in fifth grade asking […]…

Staff reflections: Tahra Tibbs

In this series, “Staff Reflections,” we introduce the members of the Innovations for Learning team, who will tell us what brought them to our organization and why they’re excited to do this work. Today: Tahra Tibbs, Teacher Ambassador in the District of Columbia As an educator first, it brings me sheer delight to serve both teachers and […]…