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Pitsco picks 2019 Teacher Advisory Group

TAG members from across the country ready to positively affect learners

Published January 15, 2019

PITTSBURG, KS (January 15, 2019) – Pitsco is proud to announce its 2019 Teacher Advisory Group (TAG). Twenty incredible educators, chosen from across the country, are gearing up to share their expertise with Pitsco Education's Development and Marketing teams to support the mission of "leading education that positively affects learners."

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The 2019 Pitsco TAG members will be involved in a variety of projects, including the development of products as well as the creation of product videos, website and marketing content, and blog posts.

"We have a very talented group again this year, and I look forward to seeing what their collaboration can bring to Pitsco," said Pitsco's TAG coordinator, Tommy Ly. "We rely heavily on our TAG members' input and insight to help create the best solutions possible for teachers and students everywhere."

Indeed, the 2019 team has already begun sharing insights. Asked why students should experience robotics in the classroom, Allison Bogart replied, "Robotics is hard. Students need to master difficult skills, they need to solve real problems so that when they are faced with difficult tasks and real problems, they have the confidence, ability, and resilience to keep going."

"This is exactly what we're looking for from our TAG members," said Pitsco Senior Business Analyst Nancy Peterson. "I can't wait to see the amazing things this group brings us in 2019!"

The 2019 Pitsco TAG members include:

  • Erin Barr, Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind, Great Falls, MT
  • Allison Bogart, Paul L. Cato Middle School, Kern County, CA
  • Christine Chiodo, Pontiac Junior High, Pontiac, IL
  • Michael Clark, Volusia County CTE, Volusia County, FL
  • Cindy Doze, Mabank Intermediate, Mabank, TX
  • Chris Gibson, S.F. Austin STEM Academy, Jones Creek, TX
  • Everton Henriques, Staten Island Technical High School, Staten Island, NY
  • James Jones, Wedgefield School, Orlando, FL
  • David Lockett, Edward W. Bok Academy, Lake Wales, FL
  • Aaron Maurer, Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf, IA
  • Matthew McGuire, Elwood-John H. Glenn High School, Elwood, NY
  • Phil Moskowitz, Eisenhower Middle School, Succasunna, NJ
  • Joe Slifka, LaBrae Local School District, Leavittsburg, OH
  • Michelle Smith, Tucker Creek Middle School, Havelock, NC
  • Natalie Vanderbeck, George Nettels Elementary, Pittsburg, KS
  • Michelle VandyBogurt, Northwest High School, Jackson, MI
  • Tim Vesco, Frank Layden Elementary, Frontenac, KS
  • Sam Warwick, Heritage High School, Maryville, TN
  • Matthew Way, Sweeny Elementary, Sweeny, TX
  • Steve Zoeller, John Jay High School, Cross River, NY

Are you TAG material?

TAG, made up of educators who fill a wide variety of educational niches, provides Pitsco with feedback and ideas for increasing classroom success. While our 2019 TAG team is set, we will be accepting applications for the 2020 team beginning October 2019. If you would like to help Pitsco in "leading education that positively affects learners," be sure to apply in October!





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