Meet the 2018-2019 KQED Teacher Ambassadors

Meet this year’s KQED Teacher Ambassador cohort! These teacher leaders bring a variety of experience and expertise and will help amplify KQED’s educational resources within their communities. Follow them throughout the year via #KQEDAmbassadors on Twitter.


Jim Bentley
ES Math, ELA, Science, History, Computer Tech
Elk Grove, CA
@Curiosity_Films

Jeff Brain
MS Integrated Media Projects, Speech & Debate, Poetry, Digital Music
Tiburon, CA
@misterjbrain

Cora da Costa Pereira
HS Science
Pleasanton, CA

Ricardo Elizalde
EM TOSA – English, ELD, Social Studies, Ethnic Studies
San Francisco, CA
@elizaldericardo

Mariana Garcia-Serrato
MS Science and Engineering
San Jose, CA
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@MarianaGSerrato

Bob Kelly
HS Social Studies
O’Neals, CA
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@MrKellyIII

Jayne Lecky
HS Science and Art
Danville, CA
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@mrslecky

Katie Orenberg
MS History and Drama
Pleasanton, CA
@KatieOrenberg

Peter Paccone
HS Social Studies
San Marino, CA
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@PeterPaccone

Nicole Pfaff
HS English
San Jose, CA
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@napmore

Julie Phelan
HS English
San Francisco, CA
@JuliePhelan3

Dan Rosales
HS AP Physics, Physics, AP Computer Science
American Canyon, CA
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@bloatedbore

Belinda Shillingburg
MS ELA 8 and AVID
San Francisco, CA
@britlitlover91
Meet the 2018-2019 KQED Teacher Ambassadors 8 April,2019Ellen Coplan Holderman

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