Instructors

Matt Heglie

B.S., M.S. Kinesiology

K-12 Public Schools and Collegiate level, 13+ years.

Matt is passionate about cutting edge curriculum and pedagogy.

His primary purpose is helping other teachers reach their personal and professional goals.

Matt’s personal interests are family, outdoor adventure, and exercise science.

mheglie@edsonline.com

Joe Herz

B.S., M.A. in Educational Technology

K-8 General Ed; K-12 Technology 30+ years.

Site and District Tech Coordinator; Technology Program Planner; Conference Presenter; Author.

“My current educational goal is to aid in the development of effective and responsible technology use by all students and innovative technology implementation by teachers.”

Joe’s personal interests include: Music (guitar/drums), his classic VW bus and helping with local animal rescues.

jherz@edsonline.com

Budd MacKenzie

J.D./M.B.A.

Budd MacKenzie was recognized by His Holiness the Dalai Lama as an “Unsung Hero of Compassion” in 2014.

Trust in Education, founder, a grass roots non-profit helping Afghans rebuild their lives;

Wrote and Published “Off the Couch into the War for Hearts and Minds”.

Recognitions for his humanitarian work include Lafayette Citizen of the Year, the Paul Harris Fellow Award from the Lafayette Rotary, the Peace and Justice Award from the Mount Diablo Peace and Justice Center, and the 2018 Choice Humanitarian Award for Contra Costa County.

bmacKenzie@edsonline.com

Ryan Pickett

B.A., M.S. in Counseling Clinical School Psychology

K-12 School Psychologist 20+ years.

Collegiate Professional Development Coordinator, Developer, and Instructor 16+.

“I take pride in helping educators enhance student learning while bringing passion into their classrooms.”

Ryan loves spending time with family and friends, especially outdoors. His favorite activities include snowboarding, golf, and hiking.

rpickett@edsonline.com

Kathy Smith

B.A., M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction

Secondary Educator 25+ years; Post-Secondary Educator 10+ years.

Passionate champion of education transformation thru creative teaching and personalized learning.

Kathy strives to build a positive relationship with her students and feels privileged to be a “teacher of teachers.”

When she’s not teaching, Kathy enjoys reading, traveling, and above all, her four grandchildren.

ksmith@edsonline.com

Maureen Surbella

B.A., M.S. in Effective Teaching

K-8 General Ed and Collegiate level, 25+ years.

District Facilitator and Trainer.

Maureen is passionate about assisting others to become the best version of themselves.

Maureen’s personal interests are family, traveling, and tennis.

msurbella@edsonline.com