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Meet the Education Team!

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Holly

Teaching Experience:
CTE Certified teacher for WSU, Wheat Week teacher for Franklin Conservation District, substitute and 1 year with the PUD
Hobbies/Interests: 
Reading, scrapbooking, exercising, coaching and antiquing
If you could be an energy-related superhero, what would your name be and what would your super power be? 
I’d be Solar Watt to transform the magic rays of the sun into bright electricity.
What food do you consume to give yourself more energy?
Protein and granola bars


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Kathie

Teaching Experience:
20 years in schools, 5 years with the City of Everett and 13 years with the PUD
Hobbies/Interests:
Gardening, art, antiques, fusing glass and reading
Favorite PUD Lesson:
"Circuit Systems" because it challenges students with easy-to-use, exciting equipment. It is very thought provoking!
What is your favorite electronic gadget and why?
LED lights because we have just begun to see their fantastic applications which will give us better lighting options with reduced energy use.
What’s your favorite renewable energy source and why?
Wind energy because an invisible source can power so much!


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Nancy

Teaching Experience:
33 years in schools and 1 year with the PUD
Hobbies/Interests: 
Walking, hiking, tennis
If you could be an energy-related superhero, what would your name be and what would your super power be? 
I’d be “Conservatron” and my power would be the ability to turn off the lights or water when they are being wasted. I could point or blink my eyes and the bathroom light that had been left on would go off!
What is your favorite renewable energy source and why?
Solar energy because every building has a roof so putting solar panels on the roof to give it its own energy source just makes sense.


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Roger

Teaching Experience:
12 years as a corporate trainer, 6 years substitute teaching and 3 years with the PUD
Hobbies/Interests: 
Hiking, biking and canoeing with my kids & reading and creative writing as time allows
Favorite PUD Lesson:
"Watt Do You Know About Energy?" because this lesson takes familiar concepts about energy and presents them in an organized fashion, providing students with new ways to think about the world around them.
If you could be an energy-related superhero, what would your name be and what would your super power be? 
Captain Thunderhead, who predicts storms, then captures the lightning and stores it, thus tapping in to a new renewable energy source.
What food do you consume to give yourself more energy? 
Water for the hydropower.


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George

Teaching Experience:
32 years in schools
Favorite PUD Lesson:
"The Journey of Hydropower" because I love it when potential energy changes to kinetic energy, providing us with electrical energy, and as a result, we can transform that energy to light, heat, motion and other various forms of energy that we use every day.
What is your favorite renewable energy source and why?
Tidal power because my favorite place to be is the ocean. Whenever I think of tidal power, I think of the ocean where I love to sit and listen to its power. It’s is my favorite renewable energy because it’s the most predictable. 
If electricity had a battle with water, who would win?
It all has to do with mobility. Whichever can outflank the other will be the winner. Electricity is always seeking to move to lower voltage and so in my mind is somewhat scattered and disorganized with its head in the clouds at times. Water, on the other hand, always moves around in a disciplined manner, taking care of assigned tasks on its “rounds.” And of course advantage in mobility goes to water; as it possesses its own cycle.


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Diana

Teaching Experience:
Did training for NASA; worked as an electrical engineer and computer engineer mentoring new engineers; 3 years in schools volunteering teaching science and computers; 9 years in schools as a teacher; substitute teacher 
Hobbies/Interests:
Reading, camping, genealogy, learning new things, foraging, food preservation, learning new things, website design
Favorite PUD Lesson:
“The Power of the Wind” because I like that it lets kids explore science and engineering while learning about a renewable energy source.
Energy-related Superhero and Superpower:
Solara: I can control the sun's energy by directing and focusing it. Through the sun's energy, I can power solar cells, create wind for wind turbines, and cause rainfall to provide water for hydroelectric plants.
Favorite Electronic Gadget:
Tablet - I can read, make blogs, check on news, keep records, connect to online storage, play games and more. I like the adaptability of it.
What food do you eat to give you more energy:
Protein. Eggs. Eggs are perfect little protein boosters.