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Candidates for ASTE Board Members

ASTE announces that the following members have been Nominated for our Board of Directors for the 2021-2022 conference year.

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President-Elect 

There is currently no candidate for this position, If you are interested or would like to nominate someone, please contact BIll Burr bill.burr@aste.org


Secretary

Greg Clark

Greg has worked in many roles during his 14 years as an educator: safety assistant, Science, Math, CTE teacher, & administrator.  This has given Greg a unique perspective that is strengthened by his willingness to put himself in his students’ shoes.  This empathetic approach to education led Greg to embrace educational technology early in his teaching career; using the SAMR model, he focuses on lesson design that empowers students to be creators of content.  

Greg models intellectual curiosity and empathy in his lesson design, & his primary goals are to 1) maximize student engagement, & 2) to use this engagement as leverage for students to develop their social-emotional skills.  Students know that Greg is on their side, because he works so hard to reach them.

Greg has been an ambassador for ASTE in the Interior Region, quietly working within his sphere to encourage other teachers to explore technologies that build student engagement.  He would be a great asset to the ASTE board.

Jodi Mar

Jodi is a dedicated hard-working educator who has made Alaska her home for 20 years. She has a variety of skill sets acquired by working in a small school district. She has worked for Klawock City School District for 12 years as a middle and high school teacher and the technology coordinator. Jodi is dedicated to her students and staff and strives to make technology seamless within the learning community of Klawock School. For the last five years she has volunteered to be a part of the ASTE Board and family. She began her time as an at large representative under Luke Meinert and has served as the secretary for the last four years. She enjoys her work with the board and the new and fun perspectives and relationships it builds


Anchorage Representative

Dawn Anderson

Dawn Anderson is a 7th grade science and elective teacher at Goldenview Middle School in Anchorage. Dawn has taught for more than 20 years and is a highly respected technology leader in the Anchorage School District. She has experience delivering professional development training for educators, both live and through instructional videos. She also utilizes technology tools in her classroom like a pro. Dawn would make an excellent ASTE board member.


Southeast  Representative

Matthew Gore

Matthew Gore is an Alaskan computer science innovator and educator. Starting at age 12 supporting a variety of businesses and their IT needs he continued down this path as one of the first students in Anchorage School District’s experimental programs for Student Administrators in IT. Continuing in a long pattern of IT support for organizations.

After attending the University of Alaska System seeking an Education in Photography. In conjunction with becoming a partner at Studio B, Anchorage Alaska, Matthew looked towards service-based work for the disabled.

 Continuing Mathew was called to become an educator returning to the university system to become a Special Education Teacher, at the same time serving on the local board for Public Radio. Realizing his full potential, and experience, the Wrangell School District hired him as Technology Director, the role which he has served for over five years.  Now working at Southeast Island School district as Technology Director and teacher.


Southcentral  Representative

John Notestine

John is a STEM teacher at Wasilla High School and a 21st-century educator. This is his 15th year of teaching and in that time, he has been the Alaska STEM teacher of the year, Alaska FTC (First Tech Challenge) Robotics coach of the year, a BP teacher of excellence, participated in numerous scholarship committees, worked as the MSEA union’s bargaining spokesperson, and served on several educational boards. John pioneered and developed the digital media, computer science, and robotics programs at Wasilla High School. His current teaching load includes Broadcast Journalism, AP Computer Science, Robotics, and Digital Media courses. John is an avid outdoor enthusiast disguised as a tech-nerd. His addictions include mountain biking and whitewater kayaking. This year he participated in numerous races including the Susitna 100 and Iditasport Ultra-Marathons.


Western  Representative

Anthony White

Anthony White has been working in K12 schools for 10 years, always with his finger on the pulse of recent trends in education technology. His passion for ed tech began by helping his cooperating teacher advance her technology use in the classroom, a teacher who was using transparencies and a projector, but wanted to do more. He helped her to develop her Moodle class and learn how to implement the new Promethean whiteboards rolled out in the district. His passion for ed tech grew, working at the Kodiak Island Borough School District as the virtual learning educational technologist, pushing the boundaries of district and web technologies to improve and enhance the learning experiences for students in rural communities. Since those days the technology has grown and improved, offering unlimited opportunities for creative expression and authentic assessments. The technology continues to expand and grow and Anthony is grateful be along for the ride.

 

Josh Bullock

Josh Bullock has been a classroom teacher, itinerant Ed Tech specialist and/or Tech Director in the State of Alaska for the past 13 years. He has taught math, science, reading, and many technology-related areas. His love for learning and encouraging others is a common theme in his work. Josh is currently serving the Dillingham City School District as the Technology Director. Last year marked Josh’s tenth ASTE conference where he has often presented sessions. Josh is known to many around the state for his advocacy for technology and increased bandwidth in Alaska, particularly in rural Alaska.